Applesauce Jello

READY IN: 4hrs 15mins
Recipe by ketchupqueen

My mom made this, minus the apple chunks, when we were sick or as a special treat. The applesauce adds a great texture, kids love it, and if they don't like fruit, they'll still usually eat this! In fact, without the chunks or the cinnamon, it's a great treat for toddlers. I make it with cinnamon applesauce and the apple chunks as a side for holiday meals.

Top Review by berry271

Made this tonight for our "dessert." We added apples and bananas (as another reviewer suggested), and enjoyed it. The only change I would make would be to check the Jello after 1 hour or even maybe 30 minutes to see if it is set enough to add the fruit. I waited the 1 1/2 hours suggested and it was pretty well set already, so I would like to add it earlier next time.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Dissolve gelatin into boiling water in a LARGE bowl (you're going to want the room when you add the other ingredients to prevent splashing).
  2. Add applesauce all at once.
  3. Stir until thoroughly mixed.
  4. Pour into an 8 by 8 casserole or a shallow dish, and cover.
  5. Refrigerate until partially set (about 1 1/2 hours is good).
  6. Stir in apple chunks, if desired.
  7. Refrigerate an additional 1 1/2 to 3 hours, until set.
  8. This recipe will not set quite as firm as traditional gelatin.

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