Rating: 4.18 stars
11 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 5
  • 4 star values: 4
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0

My ex-husband's aunt made this unusual salad. She didn't follow a recipe, but we came up with this conversion.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
5 mins
additional:
3 hrs
total:
3 hrs 5 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • In a small serving bowl, mix together the gelatin and boiling water until gelatin is completely dissolved. Stir in cinnamon candies until melted, then mix in the applesauce. Chill until set, about 3 hours.

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Nutrition Facts

165 calories; protein 2g; carbohydrates 40.5g; sodium 85.3mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (11)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
01/24/2005
I worked in a hospital for many years and this was a standard on our hospital menu. Staff liked it as well as the patients. We used cinnamon instead of red hots but the rest of the recipe is very similar. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
03/04/2005
This smelled just like candy but the texture was very strange with the applesauce. Nobody would eat it. Sorry. Read More
(9)
11 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 5
  • 4 star values: 4
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 4 stars
01/24/2005
I worked in a hospital for many years and this was a standard on our hospital menu. Staff liked it as well as the patients. We used cinnamon instead of red hots but the rest of the recipe is very similar. Read More
(11)
Rating: 4 stars
01/05/2006
A big hit at a family dinner! Very refreshing.Try it! Read More
(10)
Rating: 2 stars
03/04/2005
This smelled just like candy but the texture was very strange with the applesauce. Nobody would eat it. Sorry. Read More
(9)
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Rating: 5 stars
02/27/2008
Reminds me of childhood in the Midwest. My mom would make this for dessert. Read More
(4)
Rating: 5 stars
06/05/2007
I loved this stuff! but I used strawberry jello cuz I don't like raspberry. I think I started a trend because I made this for Thanksgiving potluck for my church singles group and it showed up at the Summer BBQ a few weeks ago! LOL Read More
(3)
Rating: 5 stars
12/27/2008
This is one of our long time family favorites. My favorite flavor is actually strawberry. YUM. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/19/2010
Not bad. You can tell there is applesauce in this--the texture and a bit of the taste is still there. Really though this tastes like cinnamon jello to me. Not sure the type of jello makes a huge difference since the cinnamon flavor is mostly what you taste. I don't have strawberry gelatin but I used mixed fruit which has strawberry in it and it worked. I cooled in 4 ramekins which makes for the perfect serving size. Thanks for the recipe. Read More
(3)
Rating: 4 stars
01/17/2012
My great-aunt used to make this. I made again for the sake of nostalgia and I think it is quite interesting. Someone said you can used lemon jello but I would recommend sticking with the raspberry. It's probably the best way to go in the world of strange mid-century jello salads. Read More
(2)
Rating: 5 stars
12/25/2016
My family lives this salad. Want it spicier? Add more red hots. Less spicy? Add less red hots.?? It's great with ham!!! My company always loves this salad-especially the kids! Read More