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Applesauce Gelatin Squares

"I make this attractive soft-set salad during the holidays and garnish it with ranch dressing that's tinted green," relates Judy Ernst of Montague, Michigan. "Or spoon on a dollop of whipped topping for a light sweet dessert anytime."
  • Total Time
    Prep: 5 min. + chilling
  • Makes
    16 servings

Ingredients

  • 4 packages (.3 ounce each) sugar-free raspberry gelatin or flavor of your choice
  • 4 cups boiling water
  • 2 cups cold water
  • 1 jar (46 ounces) unsweetened applesauce

Directions

  • In a bowl, dissolve gelatin in boiling water. Stir in cold water and applesauce. Pour into a 13-in. x 9-in. dish coated with cooking spray. Refrigerate for 8 hours or overnight. Cut into squares.
Nutrition Facts
1 piece: 42 calories, 0 fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 48mg sodium, 10g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 0 fiber), 1g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1/2 fruit.

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  • PageRD
    Dec 27, 2017

    We served this at holiday dinner and it has become a new family favorite. It's so easy to make. The light and fruity flavor was a great contrast to the heavier savory meal.

  • ms11145
    Jan 24, 2017

    This recipe bring back memories. My Mom used to make this every Christmas. She added red hots to the jello mix . They melt when the hot water is stirred in. I haven't had this for years until today and this was the first time I had ever made it. I just always watched my Mom make it Thanks for the memories.

  • MarineMom_texas
    Jan 21, 2017

    The first time I made this recipe, I reduced it to a smaller amount but it would not jell. I did leave it overnight in the fridge. As you can see, it is an easy recipe to reduce. So, I decided to make the entire recipe which I did yesterday. I left it in the fridge overnight and today it was perfectly jelled. These squares are delicious. I used sugar free strawberry jello and unsweetened applesauce and it was delicious. We do have quite a bit more to eat but I don't see a problem there. I highly recommend this recipe.Volunteer Field Editor

  • dmh5858
    Jan 20, 2014

    This is one of my all-time favorite recipes. I switch up the flavors of jello from time to time.

  • TNbluffbaker
    Nov 6, 2013

    What an easy and versatile recipe! I used sugar-free cherry jello instead of strawberry.

  • TNbluffbaker
    Nov 6, 2013

    What an easy and versatile recipe! I used sugar-free cherry jello instead of strawberry.

  • TNbluffbaker
    Nov 6, 2013

    What an easy and versatile recipe! I used sugar-free cherry jello instead of strawberry.

  • Bean Q
    Oct 18, 2011

    I thought the taste was fine and refreshing, but so many people wouldn't even try it. Some of the people who did try it did not like it.

  • Tania G
    Dec 3, 2009

    recipe caught my curiosity and tried it within several days of printing it out. I used regular strawberry jello instead of the sugar-free to start. It was delicious. The applesauce took on a whole new taste. Can't wait to try different flavor jellos and the sugar-free for my Dad. It will be a beautiful compliment to our Christmas dinner this year.

  • KJ1
    Mar 3, 2009

    I HAVE to try this one!