My mother used to make this Pear Lime Gelatin recipe that was so good and so pretty for dinner parties. I would like to replicate it, but without buying the pre-packaged lime Jello, as I'm trying to reduce the amount of preservatives, artificial flavors and colors, etc.
Would a package of organic unflavored gelatin, 2 Tbsp of organic cane sugar, and the juice of one lime achieve similar results to a package of lime Jello? It's the proportions I'm most unsure of. I'm okay if it's a little less sweet, but maybe someone will suggest adding something else. I'll post the recipe below if it helps, but also because it's a great recipe!
Pear Lime Gelatin
Mom's Version: Drain a 29 oz can of pear halves, reserving juice. Set pears aside. Measure the juice. If it does not equal 1 1/2 cups, add water. Pour into saucepan. Bring to a boil. Add a package of lime Jello. Stir until dissolved. Cube a package of cream cheese. Add to gelatin gradually. Whisk until smooth. Cover and refrigerate until cool.
Mash reserved pears. Fold into gelatin mixture. Fold in 1 cup of Cool Whip. Pour into a serving bowl and refrigerate until set.
The adaptations I'd like to make: Use organic fresh pears and pear juice instead of canned pear halves. Peel, core, and cube 3(?) pears. Steam for 3 minutes. Use 1 1/2 cups of pure pear juice. After bringing pear juice to boil, add a packet of unflavored gelatin, 2 Tbsp of sugar, and squeeze in the juice of a lime. Sub in Organic CocoWhip Coconut Whipped Topping for Cool Whip
Any suggestions for adapting would be wonderful! Thank you!