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Red-Hot Gelatin Salad Recipe
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Red-Hot Gelatin Salad Recipe

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“This is my grandma’s recipe,” writes Paula Ptomey of Porterville, California. “My mother makes this salad just about every year during the holidays. It has a spicy cinnamon taste that is really good. Even my daughter, who is a picky eater, likes it.”
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + chilling
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + chilling
MAKES: 6 servings


  • 1 package (3 ounces) cherry gelatin
  • 1-1/2 cups boiling water, divided
  • 1/4 cup red-hot candies
  • 1/4 cup plus 1-1/2 teaspoons cold water
  • 1 cup chopped tart apples
  • 1 cup chopped celery
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts


  1. In a small bowl, dissolve gelatin in 1 cup boiling water. In another bowl, dissolve red-hots in remaining water; stir into gelatin. Stir in cold water. Refrigerate until slightly thickened, about 1 hour.
  2. Fold in the apples, celery and walnuts. Pour into a 4-cup mold coated with cooking spray. Refrigerate for 2 hours or until firm. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Red-Hot Gelatin Salad in Quick Cooking November/December 2005, p15

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