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Sour Red Cherry Jelly Salad  

revised December 2007

This is based on my Grandmother-in-law's "Traditional Family Christmas Recipe for Bing Cherry salad". (We do not use bing cherries because I prefer sour red cherries.) I've been told that she made her jelly salad in a ring mould and put lemon/mayonnaise in the center of the ring. Here is the variation of this salad that we serve:

jelly salad (December 2007)

Ingredients

Preparation

Complex:

  1. Dissolve Jello in boiling water & cherry juice. Stir well over heat to dissolve thoroughly. Add wine and lemon juice. Cool.
  2. Form small balls of cream cheese and place in bottom of a ring mould. Pour a small quantity of jelly around the cheese balls. Cool in fridge until sufficiently set to hold the cheese balls in place.
  3. Put the rest of the jelly mix into mould. Let cool until it's set enough to hold the cherries and chopped nuts so they don't float; add cherries and nuts. Refrigerate overnight.
  4. Remove from mould onto a large platter and fill the centre of the ring with lemon/mayonnaise.

Easy:

  1. Dissolve Jello in boiling water & cherry juice. Stir well over heat to dissolve thoroughly. Add wine and lemon juice. Cool.
  2. Put jelly mix in an attractive glass bowl.
  3. When the jelly is semi-set, put the cherries, pecans and cream cheese in, making an attractive pattern on top. Refrigerate til firm.
  4. Don't unmould. (Too much grief.) Serve without lemon/mayonnaise.

Guess which version we use!

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