Thursday, December 22, 2011

Layered Gelatin Salad

A festive salad to serve at Christmas. This layered gelatin salad takes a bit of time to make but it will wow your family!

Ingredients:
  • 1 small package cherry gelatin
  • 1 small package lemon gelatin
  • 1 small package orange gelatin
  • 1 small package lime gelatin
  • 4 cups boiling water, divided
  • 2 1/2 cups cold water, divided
  • 2 envelopes unflavored gelatin
  • 2 cups milk
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 cups sour cream
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla 
  1. Dissolve cherry gelatin in 1 cup boiling water. Add 1/2 cup cold water and stir till gelatin is dissolved.
  2. Pour into a 13 x 9 x 2" pan that has been sprayed with cooking spray. Refrigerate till set, not firm.
  3. In a small saucepan sprinkle unflavored gelatin into 1/2 cup of water, let sit for 1 minute.
  4. Stir in the milk and sugar and cook over medium heat, stirring constantly until gelatin and sugar are dissolved.
  5. Remove from heat, whisk in sour cream and vanilla until mixture is smooth and creamy.
  6. Spoon 1 2/3 cup of this creamy gelatin over layer of the cherry gelatin that has set.
  7. Chill until set but not firm.
  8. Prepare the remaining gelatins as you did the cherry gelatin, alternating the layers of gelatin with the creamy gelatin mixture, allowing each one to set before adding the next layer.
  9. Refrigerate for 7 to 8 hours.
  10. Cut into small squares to serve.

20 comments:

  1. Yummy and festive looking... thanks for sharing Best Wishes for the holidays

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  2. WOW....how festive looking!! It's been along time since I have had this salad. Got extra???? I'll be right over!
    Merry Christmas Sis,

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  3. Oh my, this is beautiful. I am a fan of Gelatin salad...the history of it and how it has always graced our tables especially at festive occasions. This looks delish.

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  4. That looks amazing! I think I might even eat it (and I don't eat Jello!)! But I think the kids would love it! Thanks for sharing!

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  5. That looks so beautifully festive. And it doesn't require an oven, which is a very good thing around here these days. I'm going to see what I can do about whipping one of these together. Thank you!

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  6. Does this mean we are having this for Christmas dinner again?? :)

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  7. You amaze me Betty! I think I may be keeping this idea for valentines day.
    I love Allison's comment...your girls are a hoot!
    Merry Christmas to your whole gang....I'm sure your home will be filled with laughter and joy.

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  8. You amaze me Betty! I think I may be keeping this idea for valentines day.
    I love Allison's comment...your girls are a hoot!
    Merry Christmas to your whole gang....I'm sure your home will be filled with laughter and joy.

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  9. Oh my. I remember this from years back when my daughte made it for a church dinner. Everyone love it.

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  10. Oh this would go over with the grandkids! It's so pretty.

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  11. Oh.My.Goodness. That is too cool!!

    Maxine from SK

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  12. Ohh . Betty, what fun that is .. my grand girls don't much care for salads other than Caesar ... and I love to add a festive looking salad for Christmas dinner .. bet they couldn't resist this one ! I'm going to try it !! smile...

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  13. My gosh Betty, this is stunning! Yet again I am inspired by MGCC :)

    Blessings to All,
    Anna (Toronto)

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  14. very impressive but no something I would attempt!!

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  15. I am going to try to make this but I"m confused about the middle part, won't it set up too much while the other layers get made?

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  16. Thanks... it looks so festive and though it took a bit of time, it wasn't difficult. It's now sitting in my fridge waiting for tomorrow! If it tastes 1/2 as good as it did when I was licking the spoon it will be a hit with the whole family!

    Grace

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  17. Jill Donnelly..I didn't have a problem with the creamy gelatin layers setting up until the other layers were all done. Each layer takes approx 30 min to set up.

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  18. Made this up last night, wanted a taste before dinner tonight, and....it's delicious!!! Its a fun addition to the holiday table. I used cranberry jelly, not cherry, otherwise recipe was perfect and layers look very even. Thanks and happy Christmas!

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  19. I cannot begin to tell you how pretty I think this is. I LOVE this. So very pretty, and appropriate for any number of occasions, holidays, graduations (school colors!) showers. Who wouldn't want to eat a rainbow!

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