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
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  • PREP

    20 mins
  • COOK

    5 mins
  • READY IN

    4 hrs 25 mins

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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Most Helpful Positive Review
Mar 29, 2013

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

 
Most Helpful Critical Review
Jun 27, 2013

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

 

10 Ratings

Nov 13, 2012

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

 
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.

 
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!

 
Feb 01, 2015

Instead of bananas I used a can of cherry pie filling. The combo of cherries and jello and pineapples was delicious.The frosting on top was definitely the secret. This recipe is going to my recipe box!:)

 
Jun 06, 2015

Perfect as a side or a desert

 
May 24, 2015

I was expecting the topping to be more firm. It was kind of a mushy mixture and there was way too much of it. Just didn't really care for it.

 

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Nutrition

  • Calories
  • 430 kcal
  • 22%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 65.3 g
  • 21%
  • Cholesterol
  • 54 mg
  • 18%
  • 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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