Tart Cherry Salad Recipe
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Tart Cherry Salad Recipe

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This recipe has been in my family for years; we especially use it during the holiday season. It's pleasantly tart and a perfect complement to any meal.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + chilling
MAKES:16-18 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + chilling
MAKES: 16-18 servings


  • 2 cans (16 ounces each) tart red cherries
  • 2 cans (8 ounces each) crushed pineapple
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 packages (6 ounces each) cherry gelatin
  • 3 cups ginger ale
  • 3/4 cup flaked coconut
  • 1 cup chopped nuts, optional

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 137 calories, 1g fat (1g saturated fat), 0mg cholesterol, 36mg sodium, 31g carbohydrate (30g sugars, trace fiber), 1g protein


  1. Drain cherries and pineapple, reserving juices. Set fruit aside. Add enough water to combined juices to make 3-1/4 cups; pour into a saucepan. Add sugar; bring to a boil. Remove from the heat; stir in gelatin until dissolved. Add cherries, pineapple and ginger ale. Chill until partially set. Stir in coconut and nuts if desired. Pour into an oiled 3-qt. mold or 13-in. x 9-in. pan. Chill until firm, about 3 hours. Yield: 16-18 servings.
Originally published as Tart Cherry Salad in Country Extra January 1996, p49

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