Cathedral Windows Jelly

This is Cathedral Windows Jelly. Cathedral Windows Jelly is a Filipino dessert normally made during Christmas. It is a simple mixture of different colored jelly squares inside a creamy jelly mold. Enjoy this recipe from all of us at Filipino Chow.


Flavored Gelatin

  • 1 pack lime flavored gelatin
  • 1 pack orange flavored gelatin
  • 1 pack strawberry flavored gelatin
  • 3 cups cold water
  • 3 cups boiling water

Base Gelatin

  • 7 tablespoons of unflavored gelatin
  • 3 egg yolks
  • 2 cups of whipped cream
  • 1/2 cup of water
  • 1/2 cup of white sugar
  • 1 teaspoon of lemon juice


Flavored Gelatin

  1. Dissolve each pack of flavored gelatin powder in separate bowls with 1 cup of boiling water (or simply follow the package instructions).
  2. Add 1 cup tap water to each flavored gelatin then stir.
  3. Pour on each flavor into separate containers to chill.
  4. Chill the flavored gelatin overnight to set.
  5. Once set, cut them into small squares then combine all the colored Gelatin in a large bowl.
  6. Toss together all the cubes and chill until the base gelatin is ready.

Base Gelatin

  1. In a bowl, whisk together egg yolks, lemon juice and sugar until thickened.
  2. In another bowl, dissolve the unflavored gelatin in 1/2 cup water.
  3. Add this into the egg yolk mixture while continuously whisking.
  4. Pour into a sauce pan and cook over low heat.
  5. Let stand for at least 5 minutes until it thickens.
  6. Set it aside.
  7. Beat the whipped cream.
  8. Pour the gelatin and egg mixture into the whipping cream and continue beating while it's still hot.
  9. Cool before using.


  1. Pour enough of the base gelatin to barely cover the bottom of the glass dish.
  2. Drop the flavored gelatin cubes on top of the first layer of base gelatin in the glass dish.
  3. Now pour the base gelatin in the dish to cover the flavored gelatin.
  4. Place this in the refrigerator to chill and set the gelatin.
  5. To serve invert the Cathedral windows mold onto a serving plate.
  6. Slice, serve, and enjoy.

For best results, be sure to follow the package instructions for each gelatin packs.


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