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Cherry Gelatin Squares Recipe
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Cherry Gelatin Squares Recipe

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"I like to take advantage of gelatin mixes and pie fillings to make colorful salads that can be prepared the day before you need them," remarks Chris Rentmeister from Ripon, Wisconsin. "These fruity squares are great for everyday suppers yet special enough for company."
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + chilling
MAKES:9 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + chilling
MAKES: 9 servings


  • 2 packages (3 ounces each) cherry gelatin
  • 1-1/2 cups boiling water
  • 1 can (21 ounces) cherry pie filling
  • 1-1/4 cups lemon-lime soda, chilled
  • Whipped topping, optional

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 piece) equals 68 calories, 1 g fat (trace saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 115 mg sodium, 13 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 2 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 fruit.


  1. In a large bowl, dissolve gelatin in water. Stir in pie filling and mix well. Slowly stir in soda (mixture will foam).
  2. Pour into an 8-in. square dish. Cover and refrigerate until firm. Cut into squares. Garnish with whipped topping if desired. Yield: 9 servings.
Originally published as Cherry Gelatin Squares in Quick Cooking September/October 2000, p8

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Reviewed Nov. 26, 2015

"I make this often. To change things up, I sometimes switch to peach pie filling and either peach or orange jello."

Reviewed Mar. 30, 2015

"Simple and tasty. I have made this many times."

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