November 13, 2014

Congealed Cherry Salad-Turkey Day Recipe

On the Menu Today~
Congealed Cherry Salad

Time for:
Turkey Day Recipe
Week 2
Congealed Cherry Salad

In my house.....
Thanksgiving just isn't Thanksgiving,
without some type of Jell-o Salad.
Over the years,
many different Jell-o Salads have adorned our table.
This Thanksgiving will be no different, this year we'll be enjoying,
Congealed Cherry Salad...sounds delicious, doesn't it~
What in the heck does Congealed mean???

Congealed Cherry Salad~

What in the world does "Congealed" mean?
It's a not so nice sounding word for a delicious tasting jell-o salad.
Congealed means:
"A jell-o salad made with flavored or unflavored gelatin, fruit, nuts, and
vegetables such as grated carrots, chopped celery and/or
cottage cheese, cream cheese, whipped topping and/or
mini marshmallows"

Basically "congealed" means:
A jell-o salad with a bunch of stuff in it....
The next time you see the phrase "congealed" jello salad,
don't run screaming in the other direction...
get a big spoon and dig in.....
it's full of all kinds of good things to eat~

Congealed Cherry Salad

  • 1 (15 oz) can dark, sweet pitted cherries, undrained
  • 1 (11 oz) can mandarin oranges, undrained
  • 1 (8 oz) can crushed pineapple, undrained
  • 1 (6 oz) package sugar free cherry gelatin
  • 1 cup cold water
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans
  • 1/2 cup mini marshmallows
  • whipped topping, for garnish, optional
Cooking Directions
  1. Drain fruit, reserving 1 1/2 cups juice; set fruit aside.
  2. Bring juice to a boil in a medium saucepan. Add gelatin; cook stirring constantly, 2 minutes or until gelatin dissolves. Remove gelatin mixture from heat; stir in cold water. Cover and chill until mixture is the consistency of unbeaten egg whites. Fold in fruit, pecans and mini marshmallows. Spoon into a lightly sprayed 6-cup mold, cover and chill until firm.
  3. Un-mold jello salad and serve.

Kitchen Tip: How to Unmold Jello.

To unmold with ease:
Run a knife around edge of mold to break the suction.
Gently pull salad away from sides using fingers.
Wrap mold in a damp, warm dish towel for 1 minute.
Unwrap, place a serving platter on top of mold, and invert.
Gently shake, and remove mold.
*Non-stick cooking spray works wonders.

I also have several "vintage" Tupperware jello molds that are fantastic.
When the seal or cover is opened or broken,
The molded jello slips right out~

Gelatin, JelloSalad, Cherry, PineappleOrange, Nut, Marshmallow

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