Monday, January 10, 2011

Ruby Red Layered Salad

I made this jello salad for Christmas dinner...I usually make Mom's triple-layer Christmas salad, but I wanted to mix things up and just go a little wild! :) :) This salad was absolutely delicious and decidedly perfect for this meal, or any meal at any time of year. The sour cream gave it a perfect flavor, together with the cherry and raspberry layers. It was easy to make and disappeared fast! Next time you need a jello salad, try this one.
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Ruby Red Layered Salad

1- 3 oz. package raspberry jello
2 cups boiling water
1-10 oz. package frozen raspberries
1 pint sour cream
1-3 oz. package cherry jello
1- 8 oz. can crushed pineapple, drained
1- 16 oz. can whole cranberry sauce
Real whipped cream (optional)

Dissolve raspberry jello in 1 cup boiling water. Add frozen raspberries and stir until well mixed. Pour into a 9X13 (or smaller) glass dish. Refrigerate until almost firm, 30-60 minutes. Spread sour cream over firm gelatin, refrigerate. Dissolve cherry jello into 1 cup boiling water. Add crushed pineapple and cranberry sauce. Mix well. Chill until partially set, about 20-40 minutes. Spread cherry layer over sour cream layer and chill for one to two more hours, until completely set. Spread fresh whipped cream on top before serving.


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