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Applesauce Salad

Rated as 4.27 out of 5 Stars

"Try this easily prepared gelatin salad with poultry dishes. It's red colored and red hot!"
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4 h 15 m servings 155
Original recipe yields 8 servings


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  1. Bring the water to a boil. Dissolve the cinnamon red hot candies in the boiling water. Mix in and dissolve the cherry flavored gelatin. Transfer to a medium bowl. Mix in the applesauce. Chill in the refrigerator 4 hours, or until firmly gelled.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 155 calories; 0 38.2 2 0 104 Full nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

I used sugar-free jello and it turned out great!

Most helpful critical review

I didn't like it at all. It tasted like a candle because of the red hots and applesauce mixed together. The texture was also quite weird.

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I used sugar-free jello and it turned out great!

This is my "sure thing" salad for potlucks. If I don't bring it, people are disappointed. It is very "kid-friendly" but appeals to adults as well. My recipe is slightly different but easy to ...

Wonderful recipe--made it for the family over the holidays twice! The second time the local stores were out of red hots so I had to use hard candy cinnamon discs-- they worked just as well! It s...

This is the jello salad my mother-in-law made for at least 40 years, and that I've been making for my husband every Christmas and Thanksgiving since I inherited his mom's binder of favorite reci...

Simple, quick & very tasty--makes a great snack! As suggested by another reviewer--it reminds you of candy apples. And the applesauce gives it a pleasing texture too.

If you like candied apples, you will love this salad! This recipe was excellent - no changes were made. Thanks, Bee!

I love this stuff. My mom always made it for us when we were kids. It is also great with out the red hots.

I can't tell you how thrilled I was to find this recipe. I made this about 25 yrs. ago and lost the recipe when my storage unit was broken into and ALL of my wonderful recipe books were stolen....

Could not be any easier. It was a huge hit. It is not, however, the most spectacular looking thing you could bring to an event. Just looks like a bowl of red jello.