Lemon Pineapple "Gel-O" (Paleo)
(Originally published on 2 Jan 2016 at https://CornFreeHippie.com)
What do you when life gives you lemons?
Make lemonade. Make lemon curd. Make Azorean-style lemon tea for a sore throat.
How about lemon "gel-o" with pineapple just like Mãe used to make with a package of Jell-O and a can of crushed pineapple? Yes please, but leave out all the packages and their non-food ingredients and it's a go!
Here's the recipe I used inspired by a friend plus some nostalgia.
2/3 cup lemon juice, freshly squeezed
1 cup frozen pineapple tidbits, crush if desired
4 Tbsp. grass-fed gelatin (GreatLakes, red bottle)
Sweetener to taste.
Heat lemon juice & pineapple on stove until hot. Add sweetener followed by gelatin. Blend well so that gelatin does not clump. Pour into a loaf pan. Refrigerate 1 hour.
Cut into squares & enjoy a gut healing treat.
For some fun, experiment with fruits such as various berries or place in molds for gummies for the kiddos or the kid inside.
Have LOTS of lemons? Double the recipe & use an 8 x 8 pan.