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    Grandma Max's Layered Jello Salad

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    Davalyn_rain's Note:

    This is one of my favourite memories from going to my Grandma's house. She would make this every Thanksgiving and Christmas holiday and there were hardly any leftovers. My Grandma passed away in 2003 and now her recipe has become a staple in my house during those occasions. I hope you enjoy it has much as my family does!

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    1. 1
      Prepare the cherry jello powder according to the directions on the package in a glass mixing bowl. Put it in the fridge and let it set.
    2. 2
      Once set, prepare the dream whip according to the package and cut the cream cheese into small chunks, (if you're not a fan of chunks, you could whip it all together). Mix the cream cheese into the dream whip and layer it on top of the cherry jello. Let it set in the fridge.
    3. 3
      *You could save yourself time if you do step 1 and step 2 together and let both set in the fridge at the same time.*.
    4. 4
      Drain the crushed pineapple and rinse with cold water approximately 3-4 times to remove most of the acidic juice. Make sure to squeeze out the excess water with your hands.
    5. 5
      Make the lemon jello powder according to directions and let it partially set.
    6. 6
      Mix the pineapple into the lemon jello and layer over top of the dream whip mixture.
    7. 7
      Let set in the fridge and serve. (For the best results, put saran wrap over the salad and let it set overnight).
    8. 8
      Note: The dream whip should be one of the small envelopes.

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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on April 20, 2010


      Made as posted using sugar-free Jello. Made in a small trifle bowl so it turned out pretty. Thanks for sharing Davalyn. Made for PAC Spring 2010.

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    • on October 18, 2009


      I wasn't sure if this recipe would work as I had to make some minor changes. I couldn't find crushed pineapple so I put some pineapple rings in the blender and then drained them well. I also used raspberry jelly as I didn't have any cherry. Well, I am happy to say it was a great success and my fussy MIL and BIL both said five stars immediately! Thanks for a great recipe.

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    • on August 28, 2007


      This was great! I did exactly as written and I wouldn't change a thing. Well, I did use low fat cream cheese. And I won't do that again. I found it made the white layer a bit "gritty". I don't have a trifle bowl but this fit into two loaf pans beautifully. That made one for us and one to share with the neighbours! Perfect. Thank you so much for this great dish!

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    Nutritional Facts for Grandma Max's Layered Jello Salad

    Serving Size: 1 (104 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 6

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 377.4
    Calories from Fat 183
    Total Fat 20.4 g
    Saturated Fat 14.3 g
    Cholesterol 45.8 mg
    Sodium 230.8 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 40.9 g
    Dietary Fiber 0.5 g
    Sugars 29.7 g
    Protein 10.2 g

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