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Frosted Gelatin Salad Recipe
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Frosted Gelatin Salad Recipe

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A sweet, creamy topping frosts tis extra-fruity gelatin that is chock-full of canned apricots and crushed pineapple. "It's a colorful salad to serve at potluck dinners," reports Bertha Johnson of Indianapolis, Indiana. "Everyone loves the combination of flavors."
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + chilling
MAKES:12 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + chilling
MAKES: 12 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 packages (3 ounces each) orange gelatin
  • 2 cups boiling water
  • 3/4 cup miniature marshmallows
  • 2 cans (15-1/4 ounces each) apricot halves
  • 1 can (20 ounces) crushed pineapple, drained
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 envelopes whipped topping mix (Dream Whip)
  • 1/4 cup finely shredded cheddar cheese

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, dissolve gelatin in boiling water. Add marshmallows; stir until melted. Drain apricots, reserving 1 cup juice; set juice aside. Chop apricots; add to gelatin with pineapple. Pour into an 11-in. x 7-in. dish. Chill until firm.
  2. Meanwhile, in a small saucepan, combine the sugar and flour. Whisk in the egg, vanilla and reserved apricot juice until smooth. Bring to a boil; boil and stir for 2 minutes. Cool completely.
  3. Prepare whipped topping according to package directions; fold in cooled juice mixture. Spread over gelatin. Sprinkle with cheese. Chill for 1 hour. Yield: 12 servings.
Originally published as Frosted Gelatin Salad in Quick Cooking July/August 1998, p14

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