Ruby Red Layered Salad Recipe -
Ruby Red Layered Salad Recipe
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Ruby Red Layered Salad

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"This is an old family favorite recipe prepared every Christmas, and I wanna tell ya it's GREAT! It is from the kitchen of my mother, Charlene Betty Stephenson. Thanks Mom!"

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Original recipe makes 8 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    15 mins

    3 hrs


  1. Dissolve raspberry gelatin in 1 cup hot water. Add frozen raspberries, and stir until well mixed. Pour into a glass bowl. Refrigerate until almost firm, about 30 to 60 minutes..
  2. Spread sour cream over firm gelatin. Refrigerate.
  3. Dissolve cherry gelatin in 1 cup hot water. Stir in crushed pineapple and cranberry sauce. Chill until partially set, about 20 to 40 minutes.
  4. Spoon cherry gelatin mixture over sour cream layer. Chill until firm, another hour or two.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jan 22, 2003

This is a great salad- I only use 1/2 the recommended sour cream. It tasted too much like yogurt with the full amount. I will make again and again!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Aug 27, 2003

too sweet.

Jan 27, 2003

Excellent compliment to turkey! This will be a new favorite! I used all raspberry jello and added a bit of cream cheese with the sour cream. SOOO good!

Nov 22, 2002

this is a beautiful salad. I made it for Thanksgiving and everyone wanted it again at Christmas. I doubled it for my crowd, but I would suggest not doubling the pineapple so it will jell properly.

Dec 28, 2004

Very tasty. Love the tartness of the raspberry jello and the frozen raspberries. Added whip cream instead of sour cream and it was delish! Second time made it with the sour cream - it was so much better! Don't skip the sour cream!

Jan 02, 2005

A family favorite at Christmas dinner. I substitute 16 oz. can of pitted bing cherries (drained) instead of cranberry sauce. Sometimes I layer salad in individual sherbert glasses--recipe divides easily between 10 glasses. Great presentation plus the addition of a sprig of mint.

Jul 22, 2005

Fantastic! Everybody loved it. I chilled the cranberry sauce (which helped speed up the process a little). I did not add the pineapple, but it did not seem to matter. The taste and texture was great. And no matter what, don't forget the sour cream!!

Aug 27, 2003

Easy to make and delicious. It's a nice change from the overly sweet gelatin salad recipes out there & makes a nice dinner side's more like a relish or cranberry sauce type of side than a typical gelatin salad. It got rave reviews from a crowd not prone to compliment such things.


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  • Calories
  • 333 kcal
  • 17%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 55.1 g
  • 18%
  • Cholesterol
  • 25 mg
  • 8%
  • Fat
  • 12.1 g
  • 19%
  • Fiber
  • 2.6 g
  • 10%
  • Protein
  • 4.1 g
  • 8%
  • Sodium
  • 129 mg
  • 5%

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

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