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Cherry Gelatin Supreme

When I was growing up, this yummy, easy dessert was always on the menu at holiday get-togethers. Years ago, my aunt gave me the recipe, and now when I make it for my family, I think of her. —Janice Rathgeb, Brighton, Illinois
  • Total Time
    Prep: 20 min. + chilling
  • Makes
    12 servings


  • 2 cups water, divided
  • 1 package (3 ounces) cherry gelatin
  • 1 can (21 ounces) cherry pie filling
  • 1 package (3 ounces) lemon gelatin
  • 3 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 1/3 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 can (8 ounces) crushed pineapple, undrained
  • 1 cup miniature marshmallows
  • 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream, whipped
  • 2 tablespoons chopped pecans


  • In a large saucepan, bring 1 cup water to a boil. Stir in cherry gelatin until dissolved. Stir in pie filling. Pour into an 11x7-in. dish. Cover and refrigerate for 2 hours or until set.
  • In a small saucepan, bring remaining water to a boil. Stir in lemon gelatin until dissolved. In a small bowl, beat the cream cheese and mayonnaise until smooth. Beat in lemon gelatin and pineapple. Cover and refrigerate for 45 minutes.
  • Fold in the marshmallows and whipped cream. Spoon over cherry layer; sprinkle with pecans. Cover and refrigerate for 2 hours or until set.

Test Kitchen Tips
  • Consider festive jello salad recipes for an old fashioned twist on a vintage Thanksgiving.
  • Nutrition Facts
    1 piece: 248 calories, 12g fat (5g saturated fat), 24mg cholesterol, 101mg sodium, 34g carbohydrate (31g sugars, 1g fiber), 2g protein.

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    • Sherrie
      Nov 15, 2020

      I made this for he first time last Thanksgiving. It was fabulous! It completely disappeared very quickly (almost like someone had licked the dish!) and was the first thing on the request list for this Thanksgiving. I didn't change a thing, but this year I will double the recipe!

    • SheriSpeer
      Nov 10, 2020

      This is one of our favorites!! Have been making it for years. You can also use black cherry jello & blueberry pie filling, it is very good as well! I usually mix drained crushed pineapple into the jello mixture but that’s optional.

    • MissKarla
      Oct 31, 2020

      A wonderful time weathered recipe! If you have never had this, the ingredients really do go so well together. I made this for a church luncheon of 50 women. Received so many compliments! Try really will like it. (Do not need to change any thing in this recipe)

    • pastrychef714
      Aug 26, 2019

      This recipe is a long time favorite for our family, too. I still have the page I tore out of my Better Homes and Gardens magazine many years ago. I substitute sour cream for the mayonnaise

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    • DarleneI
      Jul 1, 2015

      My mom use to make this recipe, too. I think I'll make it for this holiday week-end. It was delicious!

    • bj cookin
      May 18, 2012

      very tasty. will be making this again

    • GinSnap53
      Jul 24, 2011

      Where is the Ingredients List?

    • Lesa C
      Dec 23, 2010

      This is one of the best jello recipes!

    • ANN23GER
      Aug 8, 2010

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