Grandma's Jello Salad

Total Time
1hr 10mins
10 mins
1 hr

When ever I serve this dish I get rave reviews. My grandma used to make this for our holiday meals; it was the only thing that NEVER had leftovers. When most people hear the ingredients. they are often skeptical until they try it. So far it has won over everyone that has tried it. It is so simple to make that you can have it any night. Prep time is time to combine items and cook time is time to chill. Servings are approx.

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  1. Mix jello powder and whipped cream in bowl until jello is evenly dissolved.
  2. Add cottage cheese, 1/2 mandarin oranges (1 can), whole can of fruit cocktail, and walnuts stir until well mixed.
  3. Garnish top with remaining mandarin oranges and a sprinkle of walnuts.
  4. Refrigerate for about 1 hour before serving.
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Oh... does this take me back! My grandma made this same recipe -- I swear, it is identical to hers. The only thing that puzzles me is the amount of Jello listed -- 1/2 ounce. I've never seen a box of Jello that small! I used one 3 ounce box and it came out perfect! I used Dole Tropical Fruit and garnished it with Mandarin oranges, walnut pieces and fresh lime zest. How beautiful! What a light, creamy breakfast this made this morning! Yum! Made for PAC Spring 2010.