My Step-mom gave me this recipe about 20 years ago and we have incorporated it into our holiday traditions ever since! It may seem strange to put cheese on this, but it really does cut the sweetness enough to serve it with dinner.

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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Drain and reserve syrup from apricots and pineapple. Add water to equal 2 1/2 cups.

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  • In a mixing bowl, dissolve the gelatin in hot water. Stir in 1 1/2 cups reserved fruit syrup, set aside to cool.

  • To the gelatin mixture, add the apricots, pineapple, nuts and marshmallows. Stir to combine, pour into a lightly oiled 9x13 inch pan and chill until firm.

  • In a small sauce pan, combine the sugar, flour, egg, remaining fruit syrup and butter. Heat and stir constantly until thickened. Refrigerate until chilled.

  • Whip cream until stiff peaks form; fold into chilled custard mixture. Spread over gelatin, refrigerate, and sprinkle with cheese before serving.

Nutrition Facts

384.5 calories; 6 g protein; 61.7 g carbohydrates; 52.2 mg cholesterol; 165.7 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
11/23/2005
Thanks for this oldtime recipe. My cousin had given it to me years ago and I made it several years at Thanksgiving then lost it. The grated cheese on top does sound weird but it really makes this a unique congealed salad. This is my favorite recipe. Thanks again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/23/2005
Thanks for this oldtime recipe. My cousin had given it to me years ago and I made it several years at Thanksgiving then lost it. The grated cheese on top does sound weird but it really makes this a unique congealed salad. This is my favorite recipe. Thanks again. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/01/2003
This was an excellent recipe. The taste was great and I didn't think it was that sweet. I didn't add any cheese to it but topped the custard sauce with a little cinnamon. The only that I didn't like is guessing how long you needed to let the custard set to the proper chill. There were also some other things that didn't have a time limit set. I think for a first time cook or beginner it would be a good idea to do this. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/14/2009
This was a total hit with both sides of my family I have even sent to recipe on to my uncle! Love it! will make again for sure! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/20/2011
Very refreshing gelatin salad. I made this with sugar-free gelatin. Cut nicely and held it's shape to serve individual servings. Would be a nice salad to mix up the jell-o flavors and the fruits. The topping has a very nice taste to it. Will be making this one again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/14/2013
Everybody loved it!! Thanks for the recipe! Read More
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