Congealed Jello with Applesauce

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The salad

This congealed salad is festive for any season or meal, and rather simple to make.  You just need four ingredients: water, jello, applesauce, and lemon juice.

One of the things I like about it (besides it cool, refreshing flavor) is that it can be made a day or two ahead.  It’s also easy to fix to serve to a large crowd of folks.  You can put it into a flat storage container and serve it in small squares or larger ones, depending on who you will be serving.

Original recipe

I learned to  make this when I worked at my uncle’s restaurant, The Casselman, in western Maryland.  As a waitress, I served this to customers back in the 1970s when I was in high school. It’s still  on the menu there today.

The how-to

Mix your jello, applesauce, and lemon juice together. I use home-canned applesauce that has no sugar or sweetener added. I’ve used sugar-free and regular jello. The flavors I use most are strawberry, raspberry, or strawberry-banana flavor, but you can choose your own flavor.

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Next, add boiling water and stir until dissolved.  Add your cold water and put the jello into a pretty glass dish.  Or you can put it into a flat Tupperware container and cover with a lid.

Serve jello portions on a lettuce leaf and top with cottage cheese if you’d like.

The recipe

Applesauce Jello
Recipe type: Salad
Cuisine: American
Prep time: 
Total time: 
Serves: 6 servings
Simple to mix, and pretty to serve. Young and old alike enjoy this congealed salad.
  • 1 small box red jello (raspberry, strawberry, or strawberry-banana)
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice (I use Real Lemon)
  • 1 cup applesauce (I use unsweetened)
  • 1 cup boiling water
  • 1 cup ice or cold water
  1. Mix applesauce, jello, and lemon juice
  2. Pour boiling water over jello mixture.
  3. Stir until dissolved
  4. Add cold water/ice cubes
  5. Put into a dish and cover
  6. Refrigerate until set
  7. Serve on a bed of lettuce
  8. Top with cottage cheese

This is another recipe that I posted over five years ago. I’m bring it back to the forefront because it’s a good one.

Pintrest Congealed Jello with applesauce


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