Jell-O has been around since 1904. Pineapple Rice Jell-O Sponge Cake and Macaroon Velvet Jell-O Pudding were hugely popular desserts in the early 1900's. In fact, Jell-O salads were also popular at that time. Just imagine the taste sensations of Jell-O Salad with Shrimp and Orange, Jell-O with Steamed Spinach, and Tuna Fish Jell-O!
Here is the recipe for the award winning Tropical Dessert:
1 package Lemon Jell-O
1 pint boiling water
6 figs, finely chopped
12 dates, finely chopped
1 banana, thinly sliced
Dissolve Jell-O in boiling water. Chill. When slightly thickened, add fruits. Turn into mold Chill until firm. Unmold. Serve with whipped cream. Serves 8.