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Apple Jello Salad

jello with apples

Jello salad with apples

When I was a child, this jello salad dish was a regular on the table for Sunday dinner. The other regular was the same except the flavor of the jello. Mama used strawberry and pineapple jello with diced apples. We had both yellow and red apple jello salad for lunch on Sundays. When I serve this, I am back in my mama’s kitchen again.

The key to making this salad turn out right is to keep stirring it until the apples settle to the bottom and all around instead of just floating on the top. You’ll need to stir it every 15-30 minutes until it is set. I can still see the large serving spoons on the kitchen counter next to the refrigerator – one stained red and one stained yellow. They were used separately for the jello salads when Mama stirred them to make sure the apples settled where they belonged.

You can use regular jello or sugar free. For a quick set, you can use ice instead of the cup of cold water. I usually put the jello into the refrigerator until it begins to set, then add my diced apples. It will set faster this way. If you want to make sure you don’t forget to stir the jello, keep it on the counter in plain site so you won’t forget.

To make this jello salad, simply make the jello according to package directions. When the jello is partially set, add one cup of finely diced apples per 2 cups of water recipe. Keep stirring until it is setting well, then refrigerate until ready to serve. You can also put it in the refrigerator as it sets. You will need to keep stirring the jello from time to time – but putting it in the refrigerator helps speed up the jelling process.

The recipe

Jello Apple Salad

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An easy jello dish with apples makes for a fruity flavor as well as color.
Prep Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour
Course Salad
Cuisine American
Servings 6 - 8 servings


  • 1 box small jello - any flavor; regular jello or sugar-free
  • 1 cup boiling water
  • 1 cup cold water or 8 ice cubes
  • 1 cup finely diced apples


  • Dissolve jello in boiling water
  • Add cold water OR ice cubes
  • Stir thoroughly
  • Refrigerate, stirring occasionally, until jello begins to set
  • Peel and dice apple finely
  • When jello is just beginning to set, add the diced apples
  • Continue to allow jello to set, stirring occasionally
  • When apples are settled into the jello and not just floating on the top, stir once more
  • Refrigerate until ready to serve.

This recipe is a re-post from six years ago.

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