This is my Grandmother - Clara Warne Searles - and my Mother's - Clevonne Mary Jeka - recipe. It's one of the best labor-intensive desserts we, in our family, have ever tasted. Please know that my Grandmother Searles made this recipe while living on a farm right on Highway 16 in Beaver Creek, Minnesota during the 1920's through, I'm guessing here, the 1940's. Whenever my Mom made this for family dinners, parties and/or Holidays, it was 'gone' in a day! It's wonderful! Refreshing and perfect for showers, birthdays, and Holidays. The only drawback - I cannot locate a picture of the dessert! p.s., I was named after my Mom - right down to my name!
Crush Wafer Cookies very fine; place half on bottom of pan
Cream butter and sugar;
Mix well - spread over wafers - "Let sit in refrigerator for at least 12 hours -"
Mix Jello with boiling water, let stand until it shimmers, whip, fold in whipped cream and crushed pineapple.
Spread over egg, butter mixture and sprinkle with remaining wafer crumbs.
Put in refrigerator for at least 6 hours, cut in squares and serve, may be decorated with additional whip cream and a cherrie."