Mom's Secret Cherry JELL-O® Salad Recipe - Allrecipes.com
Mom's Secret Cherry JELL-O(R) Salad Recipe
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Mom's Secret Cherry JELL-O® Salad

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"My mom always makes this for Thanksgiving and all of my siblings have carried on the tradition. The secret is in the topping."

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Original recipe makes 8 servings Change Servings

Directions

  1. Dissolve gelatin completely in 2 cups hot water and pour into desired mold. Mix crushed pineapple, bananas, and 1 1/2 cup cold water into gelatin mixture; top with miniature marshmallows. Chill until firm.
  2. Whisk reserved pineapple juice, sugar, flour, and egg in a saucepan over low heat and cook, whisking constantly, until mixture almost comes to a simmer and becomes thick, about 5 minutes. Mix cream cheese into sauce, transfer to a large bowl, and cool to room temperature. Stir whipped topping into cream cheese mixture. Spread over gelatin. Chill thoroughly before serving.
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  • PREP 20 mins
  • COOK 5 mins
  • READY IN 4 hrs 25 mins
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Nov 13, 2012

you gotta try this recipe! Cheap and easy it will definitely be a regular dish in my home!

 
Most Helpful Critical Review
Jun 27, 2013

No different that jello with fruit in it. Topping ok. Just not special.

 

7 Ratings

Mar 29, 2013

Nice, only change was to use blueberries instead of bananas. It is pretty too.

 
Apr 10, 2013

Delicious, easy, and you can be a little flexible with the fruits you add and flavor of jello you. It's true - the secret is that yummy frosting!

 
Nov 28, 2013

This was easy and just enough of a difference to your standard jello with fruit that it really stood out and got rave reviews. By no means a gourmet or exotic side or dessert, but a tasty, easy, and economical salad that is definitely worth trying. Instead of whipped topping I made whipped cream (fresh whipped cream is so easy and much better flavor, texture, and richness compared to whipped topping in a tub. My personal opinion). Seved it with a ham dinner and the sweetness was perfect compliment to the salty ham.

 
Mar 28, 2014

This is very good. Loved the topping. A nice lighter dessert.

 
Jan 09, 2014

10+

 

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Nutrition

  • Calories
  • 430 kcal
  • 22%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 65.3 g
  • 21%
  • Cholesterol
  • 57 mg
  • 19%
  • Fat
  • 17.7 g
  • 27%
  • Fiber
  • 1.4 g
  • 6%
  • Protein
  • 6 g
  • 12%
  • Sodium
  • 206 mg
  • 8%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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