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Apple Cider Gelatin Salad

Total Time

Prep: 20 min. + chilling


6 servings

Apple cider and crisp apples lend a hint of fall to this refreshing salad that's perfect for autumn and holiday gatherings. A dear neighbor lady shared the recipe with me. -Cyndi Brinkhaus, South Coast Metro, California


  • 2 envelopes unflavored gelatin
  • 1/2 cup cold water
  • 2 cups apple cider or juice
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup lemon juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • Dash salt
  • 1 cup diced unpeeled apples
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1/2 cup chopped celery
  • 3/4 cup sour cream
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • Ground cinnamon
  • Cinnamon sticks, optional


  1. In a small bowl, sprinkle gelatin over cold water; let stand for 1 minute.
  2. In a large saucepan, bring cider to a boil; stir in the gelatin mixture and sugar until dissolved. stir in lemon juice, cloves and salt. Pour into a large bowl. Refrigerate until slightly thickened, about 1 hour.
  3. Fold in apples, walnuts and celery. Pour into a or individual dishes. Refrigerate until firm, about 2 hours.
  4. For topping, in a small bowl, combine the sour cream, mayonnaise and sugar until blended. Dollop over salad; sprinkle with cinnamon. Serve with cinnamon sticks if desired.

Nutrition Facts

1 each: 328 calories, 18g fat (5g saturated fat), 23mg cholesterol, 112mg sodium, 36g carbohydrate (31g sugars, 1g fiber), 6g protein.

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