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Special Strawberry Salad

 Special Strawberry Salad
This superb-looking salad may take some time to prepare, but one taste and you'll agree it's worth the extra effort. I treat family and friends to this dish on special occasions.
10-12 ServingsPrep: 20 min. + chilling

Ingredients

  • 1 envelope unflavored gelatin
  • 1/4 cup cold water
  • 1 cup half-and-half cream
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 2 cups (16 ounces) sour cream
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 package (6 ounces) strawberry gelatin
  • 2 cups boiling water
  • 1 package (16 ounces) unsweetened frozen strawberries
  • 1 can (11 ounces) mandarin oranges

Directions

  • Dissolve unflavored gelatin in cold water. In a medium saucepan over
  • low heat, heat cream and sugar until sugar dissolves. Stir in
  • gelatin mixture until dissolved. Remove from the heat; stir in sour
  • cream and vanilla. Pour into a 2-qt. glass bowl; chill until firm.
  • Dissolve strawberry gelatin in boiling water. Drain orange liquid
  • into strawberry gelatin; blend well. Gently stir in strawberries
  • until thawed. Pour over cream layer; arrange oranges on top (allow
  • to settle) and chill until firm. Yield: 10-12 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1/2 cup) equals 233 calories, 9 g fat (6 g saturated fat), 37 mg cholesterol, 66 mg sodium, 33 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 4 g protein.