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Seven-Layer Gelatin Salad

 Seven-Layer Gelatin Salad
By alternating fruity layers of gelatin in harvest colors with sweetened sour cream, Melody Mellinger of Myerstown, Pennsylvania created one eye-catching treat. "Kids really fall for it," she says with a laugh, "but it's impressive enough to satisfy any adult."
12-15 ServingsPrep: 20 min. Cook: 10 min. + chilling


  • 1 package (3 ounces) cherry gelatin
  • 4 cups boiling water, divided
  • 2-1/2 cups cold water, divided
  • 2 envelopes unflavored gelatin
  • 2 cups milk
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 cups (16 ounces) sour cream
  • 2 teaspoons McCormick® Pure Vanilla Extract
  • 1 package (3 ounces) lemon gelatin
  • 1 package (3 ounces) orange gelatin
  • 1 package (3 ounces) lime gelatin


  • In a bowl, dissolve cherry gelatin in 1 cup boiling water. Add 1/2
  • cup cold water; stir. Pour into a 13-in. x 9-in. dish coated with
  • cooking spray; refrigerate until set but not firm, about 30 minutes.
  • In a small saucepan, sprinkle unflavored gelatin over 1/2 cup cold
  • water. Let stand for 1 minute. Stir in milk and sugar. Cook and stir
  • over medium heat until gelatin and sugar are dissolved.
  • Remove from the heat. Whisk in sour cream and vanilla until smooth.
  • Spoon 1-2/3 cups creamy gelatin mixture over the first flavored
  • layer. Chill until set but not firm. Prepare remaining flavored
  • gelatin as directed for cherry gelatin. Alternately layer flavored

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Seven-Layer Gelatin Salad (continued)

Directions (continued)

  • gelatins with creamy gelatin layers, allowing each to set before
  • adding next layer. Top with lime gelatin. Refrigerate overnight. Cut
  • into squares. Yield: 12-15 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 piece) equals 222 calories, 6 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 26 mg cholesterol, 85 mg sodium, 36 g carbohydrate, 0 fiber, 5 g protein.