Tuesday, June 12, 2012

WOYW?W A great 4th of July Jello

Not much going on here this week-a little lacking in the crafting department this week-but I do have a great goodie to show all the What's On Your Workdesk? Wednesday crowd!

One of the best jello salad's ever!

I thought I would share the best jello salad recipe-definitely a BIG favorite around my house!

I am calling this a 4th of July Jello, but I have to tell you the first time I ate this was at Thanksgiving.(and then Christmas, and then New Years, and then Valentines Day...and then Easter...do you get the picture now?) The first time I ate this,  I did not know what was in it and probably would not have bothered to even venture a taste it had I known. I am not being a big fan of sour cream or cranberry sauce, so  I am sure I would have passed on it back then.. So glad I didn't!

So here you are-just in time for the summer shindigs!

Raspberry/Cranberry Jello Salad

1st Layer

1 6oz pkg of raspberry jello (you could use strawberry or cherry as well)
1 1./2 cup boiling water
1 can cranberry sauce, warmed up
1 20 ounce can of crushed pineapple, drained

Dissolve gelatin in hot water, Add both whole cranberry sauce and drained crushed pineapple. Allow to chill in a 9 x 13 dish until set.  (I usually do this step the night before and cover in the refrigerator)

2nd Layer

1 pint of sour cream, spead evenly over the 1st layer. Allow to chill one hour.

3rd Layer

1 6oz pkg of raspberry jello
1 1/2 cups boiling water
1 or 2 packages of frozen raspberries (as you can tell by the picture I used a mixture of frozen raspberries, blackberries and blueberries)  Any frozen berries would work fine

Dissolve jello in boiling water, Add frozen berries. Let cool before pouring over 1st and 2nd layers. Chill well.  Note:  it cools almost immediately when you add the frozen berries, so I don't bother waiting...I am impatient and always too busy to wait.

This is a great make ahead dessert and a great size to take to a potluck!

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Glenda Atkins said...

OK you have convinced me, I must try this recipe, sounds delicious!

Annie said...

That's certainly been the best WOYWW I've visited today...yum yum. :-)
A x #38

Twiglet said...

Got to agree with Annie - a WOYWW triumph!! I must give it a go. x Jo

Whimcees said...


This looks like my kind of dessert! I will need to try this! Wishing you a happy day!


Barbara Diane

Helen T said...

Hmmm, not sure about the Jello Salad :{ But i love the look of your desk, I wish I had this much desk space - Helen T #48

Princess Judy Palmer said...

I can't fathom sour cream with jello at all, but it sure look delicious. Some of the best things are things we just try-better not to know what is in them up front. I like your desk and whenever I visit I can't help but marvel at how you don't knock things off the front of your desk (or maybe you do and you quickly put it back) but I'd be knocking things off all the time!

Anonymous said...

What a great desk I can see lots of super creations at the back of the desk, but most importantly/yummily is your fruity salad it looks mouthwatering. Have a great day Laura #175

June Nelson said...

Yumjust scrummy and gogeous and the other gorgeous thing is a peak at your copics on your desk, youknw it makes my day xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Carol L said...

TFS this yummy looking dessert! I love all the berries, so I'm sure I'll be loving this one! I also love that plaid dsp on your desk too! :)

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Definitely going to try this one - I love desserts like this!!
Hugs, LLJ #1 xx

Hazel said...

Yum, yum!!! - Hazel WOYWW #82 x

febe said...

This is a must try! :)


Neet said...

That looks - and sounds - delicious. Must have a try at this but also must pass it to my friend in California. No reason other than she will love it!
Thanks for sharing. Hugs, Neet (like the White Rabbit - late) #59 x

Cheryl First said...

Oh, my! That sure looks amazing!

Julia Dunnit said...

OOh Sue, I'm up for trying this..I love cranberry sauce and I expect the sour cream ofsets a treat...yum Thanks for sharing!

Sandy said...

Oh yum - what is this -- I am definitely gonna try this recipe out. It looks grand! Thanks for sharing!!

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