My college roommate took me home to her farm for a weekend visit back in 1962. This is a salad we had for dinner one night while I was there. It's been requested of me ever since then. It's a real tasty addition to any meal.

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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 medium bowl, add boiling water to the cherry gelatin and stir to dissolve. Carefully add the cinnamon candies. Let them sit for a minute, then stir to dissolve the candies into the gelatin mixture. Once they are fully dissolved, add the cold water. Allow the mixture to sit for ten minutes to come to room temperature.

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  • At room temperature, mix in the apples, celery, and walnuts. Pour gelatin mixture into a decorative mold or serving bowl and refrigerate overnight to set.

Nutrition Facts

127.7 calories; 2.2 g protein; 20.2 g carbohydrates; 0 mg cholesterol; 59.1 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
11/29/2010
If you're having trouble getting the RedHots to melt just put them in the pot when you're boiling your water....that's what my recipe directions call for and it works perfectly. Add the boiling water/candy liquid to the gelatin in a bowl and stir until it's disolved and you're ready to go! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
07/09/2011
Great for kids not adults Read More
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17 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 12
  • 4 star values: 2
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: 5 stars
11/29/2010
If you're having trouble getting the RedHots to melt just put them in the pot when you're boiling your water....that's what my recipe directions call for and it works perfectly. Add the boiling water/candy liquid to the gelatin in a bowl and stir until it's disolved and you're ready to go! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/04/2008
I loved this one so did everyone else.Make sure that the jello is a soft set before adding fruit and nuts though.That way it is all the way through the salad not just bottom layer.I also had trouble with the red hots melting.I just took out what didn't and added a little cinnamin candy oil to it.WOW! It was just like a candy apple. Read More
(22)
Rating: 5 stars
09/01/2008
My family loved this super-simple recipe! I didn't have any celery in the house so I used cherry flavored Craisin's instead and I think I'll stick with that instead of the celery in the future because it really complimented the flavors of the apple and cherry jello nicely. The red hots never totally dissolved so I just fished out the bits that didn't melt. I used sugar-free Jello and fat-free cool whip to garnish making this a really yummy low-calorie snack. Thanks! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/22/2008
This is wonderful I've made this jello for years. I leave out the nuts and celery though and sometimes I use the jiggler recipe on the box for firmer jello. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/07/2009
My mom handed this recipe down to me but we use lemon jello instead. The cinnamon candies never melt all the way and never use a metal spoon for serving. It liquifies the jello for some reason. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/02/2008
I had a problem melting the Red Hots but it was wonderful. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
03/24/2009
I couldn't resist giving this a try. Three of us loved it and 2 just thought it was okay. I'll probably make again. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
08/31/2011
I made this to go with grilled teriyaki pork tenderloins one night when having company. It was good but did not compliment the pork as well as I thought it might. It was a little too "spicy" along with the teriyaki flavor and I think just the apple flavor such as in Sauteed Apples from this site might have been better. Was pretty good though. Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
07/09/2011
Great for kids not adults Read More
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