Here's a great make-ahead dessert for your Easter celebration.
Easter Egg Pie
Old recipe from 1951 Jell-O advertising
1 pkg. Jell-O Vanilla Pudding (note: this is NOT the instant pudding)
2 tsp. gelatin
2 cups milk
1/2 cup heavy cream
dash of salt
1/4 tsp. vanilla
1 cup toasted, shredded, sweetened coconut
1 baked 9-inch pie shell
Combine pudding and gelatin. Add milk and cook as directed on package. Cool to room temperature, stirring occasionally (you don't want a 'skin' to form).
Combine cream, salt and flavoring. Whip until mixture holds its shape. Fold into pudding. Then fold in 1/2 cup of the coconut. Place in bowl of ice water and chill until mixture begins to stiffen. Turn into pie shell. Chill Garnish with border of remaining coconut. Decorate with candy Easter eggs or Jordan almonds if desired.
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Recipe via File Photo Digital Archive