Rating: 4.37 stars
68 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 46
  • 4 star values: 11
  • 3 star values: 5
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 4

Cherry gelatin mold with Bing cherries, pineapple, and pecans. This has been my family's favorite for Thanksgiving for many, many years.

Recipe Summary

prep:
5 mins
cook:
10 mins
additional:
1 day
total:
1 day
Servings:
8
Yield:
8 servings
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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • In a saucepan, combine the reserved cherry juice with the cola. Bring to a boil, and stir in the gelatin until dissolved. Remove from the heat, and mix in the drained cherries, drained pineapple, and chopped pecans. Pour mixture into a mold sprayed with non-stick cooking spray, and refrigerate for at least 24 hours before serving.

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Nutrition Facts

253 calories; protein 3.9g; carbohydrates 41.3g; fat 9.9g; sodium 99.6mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (39)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
12/10/2003
I used sugar-free regular cherry jell-o because the store I shop at didn't have black cherry jell-o. I also used tart cherries & Cherry Coke & half the nuts the recipe calls for as others have suggested. I made it in my Tupperware jell-o mold & it turned perfect. Everyone loved it. I think I will experiment using cranberry jell-o for Thanksgiving & maybe try it with orange jell-o Sprite & mandarin oranges in place of the cherries for a citrus salad. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
12/01/2005
My family did not much care for this one- had to really encourage them to taste it and they are not picky. We all agreed to the nuts (even cut in half) were very overwhelming. I guess we have to keep shopping. Read More
(10)
68 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 46
  • 4 star values: 11
  • 3 star values: 5
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 4
Rating: 4 stars
12/10/2003
I used sugar-free regular cherry jell-o because the store I shop at didn't have black cherry jell-o. I also used tart cherries & Cherry Coke & half the nuts the recipe calls for as others have suggested. I made it in my Tupperware jell-o mold & it turned perfect. Everyone loved it. I think I will experiment using cranberry jell-o for Thanksgiving & maybe try it with orange jell-o Sprite & mandarin oranges in place of the cherries for a citrus salad. Read More
(24)
Rating: 5 stars
01/08/2004
Really good. It's a nice gelatin mold for Thanksgiving or Christmas because it has a deep dark reddish color. The cherries and pineapple make a tasty blend. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/08/2004
I knew my Mom had used this recipe several times to carry to potlucks and it was always big success for her. I needed to fix a nice congealed salad for a large dinner at my church. This is the one I used. I scaled the recipe for 16 people and used a 9x13 pan. I did as suggested in other reviews and used less pecans. It turned out great! Read More
(15)
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Rating: 4 stars
01/07/2004
This was super-easy. Even using sugar-free gelatin and diet cola it tasted good. The gelatin seemed really firm to me though--is it really supposed to be a 6-oz box of gelatin? Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/05/2002
Very yummy. Now everyone wants the recipe! We made it with bing cherries in syrup but next time I will try cherries in water b/c it seemed a tad sweet to me. But everyone else thought it was fabulous. Will absolutely make again! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/10/2008
This with the addition of one package of cream cheese coarsely chopped has been a tradition at our Christmas table for many years. It's so good! And here I was thinking it was a secret family recipe!:) Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
12/01/2005
My family did not much care for this one- had to really encourage them to taste it and they are not picky. We all agreed to the nuts (even cut in half) were very overwhelming. I guess we have to keep shopping. Read More
(10)
Rating: 4 stars
04/09/2007
This was very very good. Following other reviewers suggestions I chopped up the cherries. I also used a 3 oz pkg of Black Cherry Jello and a 3 oz pkg of Cherry because that's all I had - it turned out well. I also omitted the nuts because we don't care for them and it was delicious! Thanks for the recipe! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/25/2005
This is a delicious dessert. You wouldn't think that a recipe with so few items could be so good...but believe me it is. We only had 1/2 cup of pecans available and even for someone who loves nuts pecans especially they were plenty. Read More
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