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Apricot Gelatin Salad Recipe

Apricot Gelatin Salad Recipe

I serve this smooth, fluffy salad all year for special meals, but it's so pleasant around Eastertime with its pretty color and fruity flavor. The apricot pieces are an unexpected treat. — Ellen Benninger, Stoneboro, Pennsylvania
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + chilling YIELD:12-16 servings


  • 1 package (6 ounces) apricot or orange gelatin
  • 2 cups boiling water
  • 1 can (20 ounces) crushed pineapple
  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 1 can (15 ounces) apricot halves, drained and chopped
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1 carton (8 ounces) frozen whipped topping, thawed
  • Additional chopped walnuts, optional


  • 1. In a bowl, dissolve gelatin in water. Drain pineapple, reserving juice. Add pineapple to gelatin and set aside. In a bowl, beat cream cheese and pineapple juice until smooth. Stir in gelatin mixture; chill until partially set, stirring occasionally. Stir in apricots and walnuts. Fold in whipped topping. pour into a 13x9-in. dish. Sprinkle with walnuts if desired. Chill until firm. Yield: 12-16 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 piece: 167 calories, 10g fat (6g saturated fat), 16mg cholesterol, 44mg sodium, 18g carbohydrate (15g sugars, 1g fiber), 2g protein.

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Margielou_wa User ID: 56764 261690
Reviewed Feb. 22, 2017

"I was able to find apricot jello on line."

kikiki User ID: 1974565 37550
Reviewed Dec. 19, 2013

"We had this originally when it was first in the Taste of Home Easter issue, and since then it has always been my oldest daughter's favorite dish, besides at Easter Time. Thank you."

delowenstein User ID: 3766053 18996
Reviewed Jun. 29, 2013

"I prepared this recipe on 6/22/13 for the first time. I used PEACH gelatine: 2 packages in the 3-oz. size. I'd used a 15-oz. can of sliced peaches which I'd

drained and pureed. I'd also used the peach juice in the salad. Fortunately the salad DID gel-I had it refrigerated overnight
and covered it in order to have the salad firm up & used Pam cooking spray in one of those E-Z foil 13x9x2" baking pans.
The salad was delicious and one of our friends took the balance of it home with her for her family to enjoy! Thank you,
Ellen Benninger, for sharing this recipe!
The next time, I'll KNOW to finely chop the peaches, NOT puree them & I'[ll know NOT
to use the peach juice! That way, the salad will be firmer! I will say that this recipe is definitely a keepr for me!

catlady254 User ID: 6126974 42773
Reviewed Apr. 2, 2013 Edited Feb. 23, 2017

"Had this for Easter and everyone loved it....very little left and several had seconds. Will make again!"

Grama Duchess User ID: 5191597 17676
Reviewed Jul. 23, 2012

"EXCELLENT!!!!! Husband is diabetic, so I use sugarfree gelatin, no sugar added fruit, lite cream cheese and lite whipped topping. Any flavor gelatin, fruit, and whatever nut you prefer works. No one can tell the difference."

stormsembrace User ID: 6748220 17673
Reviewed Jun. 22, 2012

"This was always one of my Grandmother's favortites. She was a housewife during the "jello salad" explosion and I can never eat it without a warm smile for her."

ballardgb User ID: 6610380 42770
Reviewed Mar. 24, 2012

"I sampled this recipe this week and was delighted with the rave rviews I received from everyone who tasted it. Great receipe whenever you have to take a dish somewhere...good mix of a salad/dessert!"

charlenepaugustyn User ID: 3862805 38757
Reviewed Nov. 23, 2011

"Made this salad for Thanksgiving & it was delicious! Only wish I could get my children & grandchildren to try & eat jello salads. Growing up, we had them for every holiday & it was something we looked forward to. Also, I was able to find the apricot gelatin at Wal Mart & Meijers but they were in the 3 oz. boxes, so you just use two of them. Thanks for a great recipe, I enjoyed it & shared it with my neighbors."

eligra48 User ID: 1687084 14783
Reviewed Jan. 9, 2011

"Love this salad. Made it often and always get rave reviews"

Oceanwave User ID: 714454 201897
Reviewed Dec. 4, 2010

"I am always asked to bring this salad to family dinners! They love it!"

portulaca User ID: 3126 41138
Reviewed Jun. 14, 2010

"I prepared it for circle meeting last week & many loved the taste of apricots for a change. Can't find apricot gelatin either - used orange instead."

meanmary5 User ID: 5028997 45459
Reviewed May. 3, 2010

"I love this salad, just wish I could find a source for apricot gelatin. I have one heck of a time getting a supply much of the time."

Granbetty User ID: 4168942 13400
Reviewed May. 21, 2009 Edited Feb. 23, 2017

"A great recipe. I've used it many times since finding it in an issue of TOH. Don't change a thing. But .. it's good in a graham cracker or shortbread crust too."

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