This gelatin salad recipe is so pretty in a glass cake pan!

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Ingredients

11
Original recipe yields 11 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • In separate bowls mix the black cherry, lime, orange and strawberry flavored gelatins with 1-1/2 cups boiling water and let each cool to room temperature.

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  • In separate bowls, prepare the cherry, lemon and orange-pineapple flavored gelatins with 1 cup boiling water and add 1/2 cup evaporated milk when each cools to room temperature.

  • Add the room temperature black cherry flavored gelatin to a 13x9 inch pan and refrigerate until chilled. Follow with a layer of the cherry flavor, lime flavor, lemon flavor, orange flavor, orange-pineapple flavor and strawberry flavor, allowing each layer to cool before adding the next.

Nutrition Facts

240.4 calories; 7.2 g protein; 49.6 g carbohydrates; 10 mg cholesterol; 269.6 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
10/15/2003
This is a fun salad to make and serve. I would suggest not fixing all of the jellos at the same time as they tend to "set up" slightly as they wait their turn to be added to the cooled mold. I "frost" my "jello cake" by thickening over heat 1 1/2 c. pineapple juice, 3 T. flour, 3/4 c. granulated sugar, & 3 T. butter. When this has cooled, whip 1 pint of whipping cream and fold into pineapple mixture. Spread over "jello cake". Enjoy! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
02/24/2014
its tasty and came out nicely but it certainly is not a salad. Read More
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89 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 64
  • 4 star values: 16
  • 3 star values: 7
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: 5 stars
10/15/2003
This is a fun salad to make and serve. I would suggest not fixing all of the jellos at the same time as they tend to "set up" slightly as they wait their turn to be added to the cooled mold. I "frost" my "jello cake" by thickening over heat 1 1/2 c. pineapple juice, 3 T. flour, 3/4 c. granulated sugar, & 3 T. butter. When this has cooled, whip 1 pint of whipping cream and fold into pineapple mixture. Spread over "jello cake". Enjoy! Read More
(123)
Rating: 4 stars
08/31/2003
This is such a great idea and a hit at a dinner party. I mixed the jello with 1 cup of boiling water and then 1 cup of cold water so that it was at room temp. right away. I also only did two boxes at a time so that they wouldn't set up before they got into the dish! Thank you for the great idea! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
08/06/2007
HINTS: I found it easiest to mix 1 pkg of gelatin w/ water at a time; aside from preventing the mix from setting as other reviews mentioned, this way you only dirty 1 bowl. It takes about 40 MINUTES for each layer to completely set, so there's plenty of time for the next mix to cool down but no need to get all the flavors ready at once. Make sure a layer has completely set before adding another; even if it seems pretty solid the force of pouring another layer on top can disrupt the previous layer. So also, pour gently, just in case. I made a "frosting" consisting of 2 c whipping cream, 2 t lemon rind & 1/4 c pineapple juice... turned out great! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/01/2003
This was fabulous! Takes a bit of work especially waiting for the layers to set but it was worth it and it looked beautiful. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
06/23/2012
This is a fantastic and fun dessert but the directions are terrible! You have to mix the Jello step by step and wait. First of all make sure you have a level shelf with enough space for your container in the fridge. Second, mix your first package of Jell-o with 1 1/2 c boiling water. Pour this in your container and put in the fridge. Set the timer for about 45 minutes and in about 15 minutes prepare the second layer: mix the 2nd box of Jell-o with 1 cup boiling water and 1/2 cup of sweetened condensed milk. When the layer in the fridge is set, gently pour the room temp/not boiling Jell-o/milk mixture on top. Third: Set the timer for 30 minutes, mix another package of Jell-o with 1 1/2 cups boiling water. When timer goes off, gently pour room temp mix onto layer. Fourth, Set the timer for 30 minutes and prepare a Jell-o/ milk layer. Keep going from step three until finished. You have to wait longer for the first layer, because you put it in the fridge boiling whereas the subsequent layers are not so so hot. You guessed it this takes a long time, so make it when you need to clean the house or something. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/04/2005
This is a great recipie. Everytime I make it everyone loves it. Has a great taste the evaporated milk makes it really good for adults too. It does take a little time but worth it. I also would suggest making 2 at a time to avoid setting up to soon. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/03/2005
Very pretty i used it as a jello mold and topped it with whipped cream and jelly beans for easter. SUCCESS! Read More
(23)
Rating: 5 stars
06/29/2004
I make this in a glass 13x9 pan very pretty dessert. I haven't tried to mix the jello separately but maybe next time I will as they do begin to set. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/26/2003
My kids LOVE this recipe and it's always a hit at whatever gathering I bring it to. Very easy to make and soooo yummy...I have even tried a peach version of it using peach jello and fresh peaches!! Read More
(17)
Rating: 3 stars
02/24/2014
its tasty and came out nicely but it certainly is not a salad. Read More
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