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Apple Cinnamon Gelatin Salad

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“This is a good, easy, make-ahead salad. You can find cinnamon red-hots in the cake-mix aisle of the supermarket; their flavor is not overpowering in this salad. I like to serve this at holiday time. I got this recipe from my "cousin-in-law." Cooking time is actually chilling time.”
4hrs 20mins

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 12 cup cinnamon red-hot candies
  • 1 12 cups boiling water, divided
  • 1 (3 ounce) package cherry Jell-O
  • 1 cup chopped apple, cored but not peeled
  • lemon juice
  • 1 cup chopped celery
  • 12 cup coarsely chopped pecans


  1. Dissolve the cinnamon red-hots in 1/2 cup of the boiling water. Dissolve the cherry jello in remaining 1 cup boiling water. Add the dissolved cinnamon water and refrigerate until the consistency of unbeaten egg whites.
  2. Fold in the chopped apples which you have tossed with a little lemon juice, celery and pecans. Pour into mold and refrigerate until set.
  3. NOTE: Sometimes I use only 1 cup total boiling water for dissolving the red-hots and jello. I then leave out the remaining ingredients and add a 16-ounce can of applesauce. Pour into a mold and refrigerate until set.

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