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Spiced Peach Salad

This refreshing salad is my most requested recipe. A touch of cinnamon makes it taste like fresh peach pie. My father-in-law is an especially big fan of this fruity salad, and I know you'll love it, too. -Karen Hamilton, Ludington, Michigan
  • Total Time
    Prep: 25 min. + chilling
  • Makes
    8-10 servings

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 3 tablespoons white vinegar
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 tablespoon whole cloves
  • 4 cinnamon sticks
  • 2 packages (3 ounces each) peach or orange gelatin
  • 1 can (29 ounces) peach halves

Directions

  • In a large saucepan, combine the sugar, vinegar and water. Tie cloves and cinnamon in a cheesecloth bag; place in the saucepan. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 10 minutes.
  • Remove from the heat and discard spice bag. Add gelatin; stir until dissolved. Drain peaches, reserving syrup; set peaches aside. Add water to syrup to equal 2 cups. Add to gelatin mixture; stir well.
  • Chill until slightly thickened. Thinly slice peaches; add to gelatin. Pour into a 2-qt. glass bowl; chill until firm.
Editor's Note: If desired, 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon and 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves may be substituted for the whole spices; combine with the gelatin before adding to sugar mixture.
Nutrition Facts
1 each: 161 calories, 0 fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 44mg sodium, 41g carbohydrate (40g sugars, 1g fiber), 2g protein.

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  • SAAbel
    Nov 27, 2014

    What a wonderful recipe, giving the "must have" holiday gelatin dessert a sophisticated flavor, but not so much that kids won't enjoy it as well. We will be repeating this soon!

  • Joscy
    Jun 2, 2013

    On an easier note, use sliced canned peaches. If using fresh, the gelatin will not set. Just a helping note...

  • Joscy
    Jun 2, 2013

    Am making this today ~ with just a tad of changes. Using orange jello AND mandarin oranges. Sounds good, huh! I use ground cinnamon, cloves for the whole. Will report back in couple days how it turned out. As with all TOH recipes, am sure that'll be a winner, too!!

  • Joscy
    May 17, 2013

    This is truly an awesome salad. Very enjoyable to make, even better to eat. Am considering **doubling** recipe and take to a family picnic this summer.

  • Cyn2you
    Nov 10, 2012

    Made it several times for friends and for church groups. It is a hit no matter the setting.

  • snowbob
    Jan 10, 2012

    Turn this recipe into dessert by topping with whipped cream.

  • PB2
    Mar 29, 2011

    I liked this salad. It's yummy tasting, pretty, and I thought easy to make. I used peach gelatin. Thank you for the Editor's Note - it helped.