This is an unusual, colorful, flavorful JELL-O recipe. The combination of ingredients may sound odd, but they combine quite well. The mayonnaise makes the dish especially creamy. Though I've placed it in the dessert category (and used dessert in the title), my mother and I have always just called this "Green Salad". We often eat it as a meal, with saltine crackers! (The saltiness of the crackers complements the sweetness of the dish.) This has been a family favorite for over 20 years. If we fail to make it for a family gathering, we usually get in trouble!
2 (3 oz.) boxes lime JELL-O gelatin
4 cups boiling water
1 (16 oz.) bag miniature marshmallows
1/2 pint whipping cream
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup mayonnaise (not salad dressing)
1/2 cup coarsely grated cheddar cheese (not finely grated)
1/2 cup pecans, chopped
1 (1 lb. 4 oz.) can crushed pineapple
In large, sturdy mixing bowl, mix JELL-O, and boiling water till gelatin is completely dissolved; add entire package of marshmallows while gelatin mixture is still hot. Allow mixture to cool, then mix in whipping cream and sugar (gently but thoroughly). Add mayonnaise and blend. Add cheese, nuts, and pineapple to gelatin mixture and blend. Pour mixture into 8x8x2 inch Pyrex dish (or similar, sufficient to hold quantity). Chill till set.
30 Minutes Preparation Time 2-5 Minutes Cooking Time
Dissolve black raspberry gelatin, lime gelatin, orange gelatin, and strawberry gelatin in 1 1/2 cups boiling water each. Dissolve remaining gelatin flavors in 1 cup boiling water and 1/2 cup evaporated milk each. Pour each layer into a 9x13 inch pan, adding each layer as soon as the one before it is firm enough not to mix. Layer in order given.
To speed congealing of plain gelatin, dissolve in 1 cup boiling water and add 1/2 cup cold water.
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Here are questions related to Layered Jello Salad Recipes.
I have lost a recipe that I found in a magazine at Christmas. It was a 3 layer Jello salad. I remember the first layer was red with pears; I know the other 2 were green and lemon, but I cannot remember how it went. Thanks.
Ingredients: 1 large pkg lime jello 1 (2.5 lbs) can pears 1 (6-oz) pkg softened cream cheese 2 tablespoons cream 1 small bottle maraschino cherries
Cook jello according to package directions, substituting 1/2 cup liquid from pears for 1/2 cup water. Refrigerate until partially set. Combine cream cheese and cream. Mix until smooth. Stuff each pear with cream cheese mixture. Place a thin layer of jello in bottom of a rectangular glass dish. Place stuffed pear halves in jello. Place a cherry in center of each. Pour remaining jello over pears and refrigerate until firm. Serve on lettuce.
This recipe from CDKitchen for Pear Salad and Jello serves/makes 4 good luck.