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“This is a lovely layered salad (or dessert) to serve with a heavier type of meal or on a hot summer day! The recipe comes from "The Romney Family Table" by Anne Romney who recommends serving it with a curried chicken salad. Recipe halves nicely.”

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 (46 ounce) can apricot nectar
  • 4 (4 1/2 ounce) packages apricot gelatin
  • 1 (16 ounce) can apricot halves, drained
  • 1 (16 ounce) container sour cream


  1. Pour 2 cups of the apricot nectar into a saucepan reserving the rest. Add all the jello to the 2 cups nectar and stir well. Heat the saucepan to boiling, stirring constantly, until all the jello is dissolved.
  2. Pour reserved nectar into a large bowl and add the contents of the saucepan. Stir well to blend. Line a large jello mold with the apricot halves, rounded side down. Pour 2 cups of the jello-nectar mixture over the apricot and refrigerate until firm but still a little sticky, about 1 hour. In a bowl, combine the sour cream with 2 more cups of the jello-nectar mixture and beat until fluffy. Pour on top of the first layer already in mold and let chill 2 hours. Pour remaining jello-nectar mixture over the sour cream layer and chill for several hours or overnight.
  3. To unmold, dip the mold into hot water for 20 second or so. Loosen around the edges with a knife. Turn out onto serving plate. You may decorate the mold by encircling with fresh fruit or more apricot halves.

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