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Cherry Gelatin Fruit Salad Recipe

In her Memphis, Tennessee home, Margaret McNeil jazzes up cherry gelatin with three pantry staples to create this sweet sensation. The no-fuss salad can be assembled in just 10 minutes. Then, let it firm up in the refrigerator.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. + chilling YIELD:8 servings


  • 1 cup applesauce
  • 2 packages (3 ounces each) cherry gelatin
  • 1 can (12 ounces) lemon-lime soda
  • 1 can (8 ounces) crushed pineapple, undrained


  • 1. In a large saucepan, bring applesauce to a boil. Remove from the heat; stir in gelatin until dissolved. Slowly add soda and pineapple. Pour into a 1-1/2 qt. serving bowl. Refrigerate until firm. Yield: 8 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 each) equals 102 calories, trace fat (trace saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 30 mg sodium, 26 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 1 g protein.