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Fourth of July Jell-O Recipe
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Fourth of July Jell-O Recipe

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"With six children, I'm always looking for wholesome quick recipes," shares Mabel Yoder of Bonduel, Wisconsin. "This colorful salad can be fixed by school-age children and looks so pretty served in a glass bowl."
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + chilling
MAKES:6-8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + chilling
MAKES: 6-8 servings


  • 1 package (3 ounces) berry blue gelatin
  • 2 cups boiling water, divided
  • 1/2 cup cold water, divided
  • 1 package (3 ounces) strawberry gelatin
  • 1 can (15 ounces) pear halves, drained and cubed

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 each) equals 117 calories, trace fat (trace saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 51 mg sodium, 29 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 2 g protein.


  1. In a large bowl, dissolve the berry gelatin in 1 cup boiling water. Stir in 1/4 cup cold water. Pour into an ungreased 9-in. x 5-in. loaf pan. Refrigerate until firm. Repeat with strawberry gelatin and remaining boiling and cold water.
  2. When gelatin is set, cut into cubes. Just before serving, gently combine gelatin cubes and pears in a large glass bowl or individual dishes. Yield: 6-8 servings.
Originally published as Fourth of July Jell-O in Quick Cooking July/August 1999, p40

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Reviewed May. 24, 2014

"I make this each year for my daughter's Fourth of July birthday. Everyone in the family enjoys it. I use sugar-free red Jello and pears canned in fruit juice. I have not been able to find sugar-free blue Jello."

Reviewed Jul. 5, 2010

"Cute Idea. I can see this being made with

red and green Jello for Christmas OR
green and orange jello for St Patrick's Day."

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