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Tart Cherry Salad

Rated as 4.67 out of 5 Stars

"This recipe has been in my family for years; we especially use it during the holiday season. It's pleasantly tart and a perfect complement to any meal."
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15 m servings
Original recipe yields 16 servings


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  1. Drain cherries and pineapple, reserving juices. Set fruit aside. Add enough water to combined juices to make 3-1/4 cups; pour into a saucepan. Add sugar; bring to a boil. Remove from the heat; stir in gelatin until dissolved. Add cherries, pineapple and ginger ale. Chill until partially set. Stir in coconut and nuts if desired. Pour into an oiled 3-qt. mold or 13-in. x 9-in. x 2-in. pan. Chill until firm, about 3 hours.


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Took this to a Thanksgiving dinner & it was a hit! It got lots of compliments. I liked that it was tart and cut some of the richness of all the other foods. Could make a simple "dessert" - clean...

This is a beautiful Holiday Jello salad. Our family loves tart cherries so this with a dollop of whip cream really does the trick. Also, a tablespoon or two are great on a leftover turkey sandwi...