Apple Jello Salad

jello 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 for the flavor of the jello. Mama used strawberry and pineapple jello with diced apples.

The key to making this jello 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 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.

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.

Jello Apple Salad
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Recipe type: Salad
Cuisine: American
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Serves: 6 - 8 servings
 
An easy jello dish with apples makes for a fruity flavor as well as color.
Ingredients
  • 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
Instructions
  1. Dissolve jello in boiling water
  2. Add cold water OR ice cubes
  3. Stir thoroughly
  4. Refrigerate, stirring occasionally, until jello begins to set
  5. Peel and dice apple finely
  6. When jello is just beginning to set, add the diced apples
  7. Continue to allow jello to set, stirring occasionally
  8. When apples are settled into the jello and not just floating on the top, stir once more
  9. Refrigerate until ready to serve.

apple jello sal

Lettuce Salad with Hard Boiled Eggs & Homemade Dressing

Summertime salads are fun because they are made with fresh ingredients. Yet even when you don’t have access to fresh garden ingredients, this salad will still hit the spot.

All you need is lettuce and/or spinach and some hard-boiled eggs for the salad. If you want to add some diced bacon on top, you can. For the dressing, you’ll need mayonnaise, vinegar and sugar. Just a little dab will do!

Wash and dry your lettuce and/or spinach. Chop or cut into bite-sized pieces, then place in a bowl. Peel and rinse hard-boiled eggs, then slice evenly into thin slices. Mix the lettuce and eggs together, saving a few slices to garnish on the top.

lettuce salad

For the dressing, you’ll need mayonnaise and as much (or more) sugar as vinegar. Mix the dressing well, then drizzle some on top of the salad. Drizzle; don’t pour! Stir gently and refrigerate until ready to serve.

lettuce salad

You don’t need a lot of dressing. Give it time to seep down through the leaves and you’ll be amazed at how little it takes.

lettuce salad

Lettuce Salad with Hard Boiled Eggs
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Recipe type: Salad
Cuisine: American
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Colorful and pretty, this lettuce salad with hard-boiled eggs is especially delicious if made with fresh garden-grown lettuce and/or spinach.
Ingredients
  • lettuce or spinach - enough to serve the amount of people you have
  • hard boiled eggs - ½ egg per person
  • ½ cup mayonnaise
  • 1½ tsp. vinegar
  • 3 tsp. sugar
Instructions
  1. Wash and dry lettuce and/or spinach
  2. Cut or chop into bite-sized pieces
  3. Peel and rinse hard-boiled eggs
  4. Slice eggs into thin slices
  5. Mix lettuce/spinach and eggs together, leaving a few slices for garnish on top
  6. Mix mayonaise, vinegar and sugar together
  7. Drizzle a little bit of the dressing across the top of the salad, then stir in gently
  8. Refrigerate until ready to serve
  9. Put remaining slices of eggs on top
  10. Remember: don't add too much dressing! You can always add more dressing at the last minute if you need to

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lettuce salad

Corn Pudding

corn pudding

I don’t remember having corn pudding as a child. I suppose that’s because it’s a southern dish, and I grew up north of the Mason Dixon line. For me, it was love at first bite. I think it will be for you, too,

If you want a delightful taste of home, have some corn pudding. This dish is a favorite in my community at social events, during holiday times, and just on a regular basis. Our church serves it at our annual Christmas dinner for widows, and it always receives rave reviews.

corn pudding

This recipe is so easy, and it comes from my friend Pat. You put everything into the blender, whip it together, and bake it for about an hour.

corn pudding

Corn Pudding
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Recipe type: Vegetable
Cuisine: American
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Serves: 3-4
 
Possibly more southern than a northern dish, this corn pudding tastes like down home. Put everything in a blender, mix, and bake. How easy is that?
Ingredients
  • 1 cup corn
  • ½ cup milk
  • 1 beaten egg
  • 1 Tbsp. melted butter
  • ¾Tbsp. cornstarch
  • 1 Tbsp. sugar
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • ⅛ tsp. pepper
Instructions
  1. Put everything in a blender and mix.
  2. Pour into a small greased casserole
  3. Bake at 350 degrees for 1 hour, or until firm.

 

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Orange Fluff

jello salad

Some folks call this a salad, and some folks serve it as a dessert. Since it has jello and cottage cheese, pineapple and cool whip, you can call it whatever you like. I serve it as a salad because it has more “salad” than “dessert”, me thinks.

You need four ingredients, and you can use low fat, no fat, and sugar-free if you’d like. Or use the 4% fat and the jello with sugar. It’s your choice.

orange jello

Dissolve the jello (sugar-free or regular) in the pineapple and juice. Add the cottage cheese and cool whip (low fat or regular), then chill until set. It’s ready to go. How simple is that?! This really is a cool and refreshing salad but it works well at any time of the year.

Orange Fluff
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Recipe type: Salad
Cuisine: American
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Serves: 12
 
Orange fluff is a congealed salad with pineapple, cottage cheese, and cool whip. It can also be served as a dessert if you'd like.
Ingredients
  • 6 oz. Jello
  • 1 can crushed pineapple with juice
  • 32 oz. cottage cheese
  • 8 oz. cool whip
Instructions
  1. Mix jello with pineapple and juice
  2. Add cottage cheese, then cool whip
  3. Chill for several hours until set

orange jello

 




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