Strawberry Jello

 

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Strawberry Jello

1 large strawberry jello dissolved in 2 cups boiling water

Add:

  • 2 10 oz pkgs sliced frozen strawberries (thawed WITH juice)
  • 2 small cans crushed pineapple with juice
  • 3 or 4 medium firm bananas, sliced
  • 1 pkg Knox gelatin dissolved in 1 T cold water (I have never used the Knox gelatin in this recipe)
  • 1 1/2 cups chopped pecans

Mix everything and pour half of it in a mayonnaised mold (use mayo to coat the mold; can use a bundt pan)

When firm, spread with 1/2 pint sour cream, but don’t let sour cream touch the sides of pan.  Gently pour over the rest of jello mixture so it surrounds the sour cream layer.  This makes a large mold.  Can also make it in a 9×13 pan and layer it.

Great Grandma’s Raspberry Jello Salad

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“We become what we want to be by consistently being what we want to become each day. Righteous character is a precious manifestation of what you are becoming.” –Elder Richard G. Scott

Ingredients:

1 1/2 cups water; 1 pkg (3 oz) raspberry jello; 1 pkg frozen raspberries; 1 sliced banana; 1 can crushed pineapple drained; 1/4 cup pecans

Directions:

Bring water to boil and then add 1 pkg raspberry jello.  Stir.  Refrigerate.  Watch carefully until it starts to get thick.  Then add sliced bananas.  Drain crushed pineapple and 1/4 cup of broken or chopped pecans.

If you can’t get the raspberry jello or frozen raspberries, use strawberry jello and frozen strawberries.

Raspberry Pretzel Jello Salad

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I made this salad for our family Christmas Eve dinner and it was so yummy.  I got this recipe from my sweet friend, Jean.  It’s a very good recipe with a fun surprise of a sugary pretzel bottom.

Ingredients and Method:

You’ll need a 13x9x2 pan, preferably glass, but a metal one will do.

First, mix together the following:

  1. 2 cups broken pretzels
  2. 1/3 cup sugar
  3. 3/4 cup butter melted
  1. Spread this mixture out in the pan and then bake for 10 minutes in a 350 degree Farenheit oven.  Keep an eye out and don’t overbake!  Allow the mixture to cool to room temperature.
  2. Next, mix these ingredients:
    1. 1 8-oz. brick cream cheese – at room temperature
    2. 1 12-oz. container of Cool Whip – at room temperature
    3. 1 cup sugar

Beat the cream cheese until it is nice and fluffy (electric mixer suggested, medium speed), and then add the sugar.  Once mixed thoroughly, fold in the Cool Whip.  Spread this mixture on top of the cooled pretzel mixture, covering it completely.

Finally, prepare the topping mixture:

  1. 1 large box of raspberry Jell-O or similar gelatin dessert
  2. 1 1/2 cups hot water
  3. 2 large bags of frozen raspberries

Use frozen raspberries–you don’t want to thaw them.  Boil the water, dissolve the jello then added the frozen raspberries.  Stir the berries around until the raspberries are well distributed and somewhat thawed.  Refrigerate until thickened, about a minute.  When it is thick, pour it over the salad and let it set for two or three hours.