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Crisco Salad

Crisco salad is the old school Southern recipe we all need in our lives. This combo of Crisco, pineapple, Jello-O and graham cracker is everything
Prep Time 15 mins
Total Time 1 hr 15 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American, Southern
Servings 6 servings


  • 1 1/4 cups sugar
  • 1 cup Crisco
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 15 oz can crushed pineapple, drained
  • 1 cup chopped nuts
  • 1/4 cup Graham crackers
  • 2/3 cup melted butter
  • Cool Whip
  • 2 boxes cherry Jell-O


  • To make Crisco salad, start off by lining a pan with a graham cracker crust. We recommend using a 9 x 13 inch pan, and for the crust, combine 1/4 cup graham cracker crumbs, 1/4 cup sugar, and 2/3 cup of melted butter. Mix together until fully combined, and then press into the pan.
  • Then, mix your 1 cup of Crisco and sugar in a large bowl and beat until creamy, either by hand or with an electric mixer. Add in your eggs, one at a time, until fully mixed. Fold in the nuts and pineapple. 
  • Then, pour the filling into the crust, patting until even across the pan. Place into the fridge for now.
  • Make two boxes of cherry Jell-O, allowing it to set. Then, pour your partly set Jell-O on top of the filling.
  • Cover with aluminum foil and store in the fridge until Jell-O has set. When you're ready to serve, top with cool whip, spreading whip out evenly to cover the surface. Enjoy!