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Summertime Strawberry Gelatin Salad Recipe
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Summertime Strawberry Gelatin Salad Recipe

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Meet the Cook: For years, this salad has been a "must" at family dinners and special occasions. It's as pretty as it is good, so it's nice for serving at holiday feasts besides. My husband and I have three children, all grown, and a granddaughter. -Janet England, Chillicothe, Missouri
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. + chilling
MAKES:12-16 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. + chilling
MAKES: 12-16 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 package (3 ounces) strawberry gelatin
  • 1 cup boiling water
  • 1 cup cold water
  • MIDDLE LAYER:
  • 1 envelope unflavored gelatin
  • 1/2 cup cold water
  • 1 cup half-and-half cream
  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • TOP LAYER:
  • 1 package (6 ounces) strawberry gelatin
  • 1 cup boiling water
  • 1 cup cold water
  • 3 to 4 cups sliced fresh strawberries

Nutritional Facts

1 serving equals 187 calories, 7 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 23 mg cholesterol, 87 mg sodium, 29 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 4 g protein.

Directions

  1. In a bowl, dissolve strawberry gelatin in boiling water; stir in cold water. Pour into a 13-in. x 9-in. dish coated with cooking spray; refrigerate until set.
  2. Meanwhile, in a small bowl, sprinkle unflavored gelatin over cold water; let stand for 1 minute. In a saucepan over medium heat, heat cream (do not boil). Add softened gelatin; stir until gelatin is dissolved. Cool to room temperature.
  3. In a bowl, beat cream cheese, sugar and vanilla until smooth. Gradually add the unflavored gelatin mixture; mix well. Carefully pour over the bottom layer. Refrigerate until set, about 1 hour.
  4. For top layer, dissolve strawberry gelatin in boiling water; stir in cold water. Cool to room temperature. Stir in strawberries; carefully spoon over middle layer. Refrigerate overnight. Yield: 12-16 servings.
Editor's Note: This recipe takes time to prepare since each layer must be set before the next layer is added.
Originally published as Summertime Strawberry Gelatin Salad in Country Woman May/June 1998, p31

Nutritional Facts

1 serving equals 187 calories, 7 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 23 mg cholesterol, 87 mg sodium, 29 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 4 g protein.

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Reviewed Jun. 4, 2013

YES would make this, again, and again. Making this in a few weeks for my nephew's HS graduation party. It is a very delicious, refreshing salad. It does take time to make, but well worth the time.

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Reviewed May. 27, 2012

Definitely a keeper ~~ soooo glad to find this recipe. Am always proud to take this salad to Independence Day get-togethers.

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Reviewed May. 31, 2010

This is one of my favorite gelatin salads! I use a bit less water in both the top and bottom layers to help it firm up a bit more. Sometimes I double the bottom layer to even it out with the thicker top layer that has fruit in it.

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Reviewed Apr. 21, 2010

I made this strawberry gelatin salad many times and it has always gotten great compliments. I am going to make it for Mother's Day it is a real treat!

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