Gelatin Fruit Salad Recipe
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Gelatin Fruit Salad Recipe

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"This gorgeous salad is so refreshing and bursting with flavor that you won't think of it as sugar-free," says Eleanor Mielke of Snohomish, Washington. "A diabetic friend shared the recipe."
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + chilling
MAKES:8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + chilling
MAKES: 8 servings


  • 1 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 1 package (.6 ounces) sugar-free cherry gelatin
  • 1 can (12 ounces) or 1-1/2 cups diet ginger ale
  • 1 can (8 ounces) unsweetened crushed pineapple, undrained
  • Apple slices and fresh mint, optional

Nutritional Facts

3/4 cup: 39 calories, 0 fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 66mg sodium, 8g carbohydrate (6g sugars, 1g fiber), 1g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1/2 fruit.


  1. In a saucepan, bring the applesauce to a boil; remove from the heat.
  2. Stir in gelatin until dissolved. Slowly add ginger ale and pineapple. Pour into a 2-qt. serving bowl. Chill until set. Garnish with apples and mint if desired. Yield: 8 servings.
Originally published as Gelatin Fruit Salad in Taste of Home December/January 1998, p16

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blessedmamaof5 User ID: 4999940 48661
Reviewed May. 14, 2011

"We love this recipe! I make this for every birthday party because it is a nice treat for the diabetics in my family that can't have cake and ice cream. I also take it to many church functions. We never bring any back with us! I like to use Diet Vernors for a little extra kick."

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