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Gelatin Fruit Salad

Rated as 5 out of 5 Stars

"In her Memphis, Tennessee home, Margaret McNeil jazzes up cherry gelatin with three pantry staples to create this sweet sensation. The no-fuss salad can be assembled in just 10 minutes. Then, let it firm up in the refrigerator."
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10 m servings
Original recipe yields 8 servings


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  1. In a saucepan, bring applesauce to a boil. Remove from the heat; stir in gelatin until dissolved. Slowly add soda and pineapple. Pour into a 1-1/2 qt. serving bowl. Refrigerate until firm.


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I used homemade applesauce, sugar free Jello and diet lemon lime soda. We thought this was great. Very easy to portion out and with a squirt of light whipped topping, this was a satisfying desse...

I have to give full stars since I changed up the ingredients. Sorry. I was looking for last minute things to do for T-day and this was close to what I had....I did sugar free applesauce and 2 T...

My grandmother introduced me to this refreshing salad, and now I've made it for years. Most of the time, I lighten it up by using no sugar added applesauce, sugar-free gelatin, diet soda, and c...

I used sugar-free strawberry Jello and unsweetened applesauce. I put it in individual serving dishes so I could have easy access to a lighter dessert/salad/snack option. Thanks for sharing thi...

I only had sugar-free peach Jell-o (R) on hand, so that I what I used. This was a light, refreshing salad that could be changed to whatever flavor of gelatin your family enjoys. We liked the z...