Salads

Mandarin Orange Salad

Summary

Yield
12 Servings
SourceDebi Solomonides (1974)
Prep time
1 hour
Cooking time
10 minutes
Total time
1 hour, 10 minutes

Ingredients

2 pk
orange gelatin (3-oz)
2 c
hot water (or 1 3/4 c hot water and 1/4 c sherry wine)
1 pt
orange sherbet
1 cn
crushed pineapple (large, drained)
1 cn
mandarin oranges (small, drained)
2
bananas (diced)
 
nuts (chopped)

Instructions

Dissolve gelatin in hot water. Melt sherbet in gelatin mixture. Add fruit and nuts as desired. Pour mixture into a 13 x 9 x 2-inch pan; chill until firm.

Pineapple & Apricot Salad

Summary

Yield
8 Servings
SourceMrs. Harvey (1970)
Prep time
1 hour, 30 minutes
Cooking time
10 minutes
Total time
1 hour, 40 minutes

Ingredients

2 pk
orange JeIlo
1 cn
apricots, large
1 cn
crushed pineapple, no 2
2 c
hot water
1 c
fruit juice
1⁄2 c
sugar
3 T
flour
1
egg, lightly beaten
2 T
butter
1 pk
Dream Whip

Instructions

Drain pineapple and keep juice. Cut apricots into small pieces. Dissolve Jello in boiling water. Add 1 c reserved juice. Let set until slightly thickened, then stir in fruit. Pour into pan and cool completely. Cook and stir remaining juice, sugar, flour, egg, and butter on low heat to make topping. Let topping cool. Mix into whipped Dream Whip. Spread over set Jello and top with grated American cheese.

Cherry Coke Jello Mold

Summary

Yield
12 Servings
SourceMary Hayes (2002)
Prep time
1 hour, 30 minutes
Cooking time
20 minutes
Total time
1 hour, 50 minutes

Ingredients

1 cn
Bing cherries (dark and seedless, undrained)
2 pk
cherry Jello (small)
1 c
crushed pineapple (drained)
1 c
sugar
1⁄2 c
water
1 cn
Coca-Cola (12-oz)
1⁄2 c
nuts (chopped)

Instructions

Cook cherries with liquid, sugar and water until sugar dissolves. Add Jello; cook until it dissolves. Let cool. Add Coca-Cola, pineapple and nuts. Pour into a 9 x 13-inch pan.

Cinnamon Applesauce Salad

Summary

Yield
10 Servings
SourceDot Bowser (1981)
Prep time
4 hours
Cooking time
Total time
4 hours

Ingredients

2 pk
Jello orange flavor gelatin (3-oz)
1⁄4 c
boiling water
3⁄4 c
cold water
1 c
applesauce
1 c
sour cream (8-oz)
1⁄4 t
cinnamon

Instructions

Dissolve 1 package gelatin and 1 cup boiling water; stir in cold water. Pour into 6-cup mold. Chill until set but not firm. Meanwhile, dissolve remaining gelatin in 3/4 cup boiling water. Blend in applesauce, sour cream and cinnamon. Chill until mixture starts to thicken. Spoon into mold. Chill until firm, about 3 hours. Unmold and garnish with salad greens. Makes 5 cups or 10 servings.

Christmas Jello Layer

Summary

Yield
8 Servings
SourceMary Schluep (1977)
Prep time
2 hours
Cooking time
20 minutes
Total time
2 hours, 20 minutes

Ingredients

1 pk
lime Jello
1 pk
cherry Jello
1 c
chopped celery
1⁄2 c
fruit cocktail

Instructions

Make lime Jello according to package directions. Chill 1/2 hour. Mix together celery and fruit cocktail and pour over lime Jello. Chill until firm. Make cherry Jello according to package directions. Allow to cool for a few minutes before pouring over lime layer. Chill until firm. Top with whipped cream. 

Gelatin Christmas Loaf

Summary

Yield
12 Servings
SourceBev Rhodes (1982)
Prep time
30 minutes
Cooking time
30 minutes
Total time
1 hour

Ingredients

1 pk
lime Jello (3-oz)
1 pk
raspberry Jello (3-oz)
1 cn
applesauce (15-oz)
18
graham crackers (double)
1
Dream Whip
3 T
confectioners' sugar
1⁄4 t
almond extract

Instructions

Place lime and raspberry Jello in separate bowls; add 1/2 can of applesauce to each and stir until blended. Place 2 double graham crackers, end to end, on a platter; spread with 1/4 cup lime Jello mixture. Top with one layer of crackers and 1/4 cup raspberry Jello. Continue layering, ending with crackers. Prepare Dream Whip according to package directions omitting the vanilla and adding sugar and almond extract before beating. Spread over top and sides of loaf. Chill at least 30 minutes. May be made a day in advance. Makes 12 to 14 servings.

Christmas Ribbon Salad

Summary

Yield
10 Servings
SourcePaul Haught (1991)
Prep time
2 hours
Cooking time
Total time
2 hours

Ingredients

2 pk
cherry gelatin (3-oz)
2 c
boiling water
1 pk
frozen strawberries (10-oz)
1 1⁄2 c
crushed pineapple
1 pt
sour cream (or whipped cream)

Instructions

Dissolve 2 package cherry gelatin with 2 cups boiling water. Add frozen strawberries and crushed pineapple. Pour half the mixture into a 9-inch square pan. Chill until firm, keeping remainder of gelatin mixture at room temperature so it will not congeal. When first layer is firm, spread with 1 pint of sour cream. Carefully spoon on remainder of gelatin mixture to make a layer. Chill until firm. Cut into squares to serve. (Can use whipped cream at room temperature instead of sour cream.)

Christmas Salad II

Summary

Yield
10 Servings
SourceEstelle Scott (1999)
Prep time
3 hours
Cooking time
30 minutes
Total time
3 hours, 30 minutes

Ingredients

1 t
vegetable oil
1 pk
sparkling white grape gelatin
1 pk
lime gelatin
1 pk
cranberry-raspberry gelatin
1 pk
frozen raspberries (slightly thawed)
1 pk
Cool Whip (8-oz, regular or lite)
1 cn
green maraschino cherries (or jar, chopped into quarters)
1 cn
red maraschino cherries (or jar, left whole)

Instructions

Mix white grape gelatin according to package directions. Use ice cubes to make up the second cup of water to make the mixture set faster. Add Cool Whip and pour into a bundt pan or other deep mold wiped with the vegetable oil. Let set until almost firm. Mix lime gelatin according to package directions, again using ice cubes. Let set until syrupy and stir in chopped green cherries. Gently pour on top of first layer and let set until almost firm. Mix cranberry-raspberry gelatin according to package directions, again using ice cubes. Let set until syrupy and stir in frozen raspberries. Gently pour on top of second layer and let set until firm. To serve, turn mold out onto serving plate and place whole red cherries evenly on the top of the white layer. Press them into the gelatin slightly to make sure they don’t fall off.

Christmas Salad I

Summary

Yield
10 Servings
SourceDianne Annis (1989)
Prep time
2 hours
Cooking time
20 minutes
Total time
2 hours, 20 minutes

Ingredients

1 cn
pear halves (29-oz)
1 pk
strawberry Jello (3-oz)
1⁄2 t
salt (divided)
1 T
lemon juice
1 pk
lime Jello (3-oz)
1 pk
cream cheese (8-oz, softened)
1⁄8 t
ground ginger
1⁄2 c
pecans (chopped )

Instructions

Drain pears, reserving juice. Add enough water to juice to make 1 1/2 cups liquid. Dice pears. Dissolve strawberry gelatin and 1/4 teaspoon salt in 1 cup boiling water. Add 3/4 cup pear liquid and lemon juice. Chill until slightly thickened; stir in pears. Pour into a 6-cup mold or 2-quart rectangular dish; chill until set but not firm. Dissolve lime gelatin and 1/4 teaspoon salt in 1 cup boiling water. Add remaining 3/4 cup pear liquid. Chill until slightly thickened. Combine cream cheese and ginger; gradually add gelatin, beating until smooth. Stir in nuts. Spoon over strawberry layer and chill until firm. Serves 10 to 12.

Mandarin Orange Salad

Summary

Yield
6 Servings
SourceNicole Davie (2003)
Prep time
25 minutes
Cooking time
10 minutes
Total time
35 minutes

Ingredients

1⁄2 c
sliced almonds
3 T
sugar
3 T
sesame seed
1⁄2 t
salt
1 ds
pepper
1⁄4 c
salad oil
1 T
parsley
1⁄2
Iceberg lettuce (head)
2 bn
romaine hearts
1 c
chopped celery
2 bn
green onions
1 cn
mandarin oranges (11-oz, drained)

Instructions

In a frying pan coated in cooking spray, heat almonds, sugar and sesame seed until golden brown. Cool and refrigerate. Shake together salt, pepper, salad oil and parsley. Mix with lettuces, celery, green onions and mandarin oranges. Chill and re-toss before serving.

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