Total Time
15mins
Prep 5 mins
Cook 10 mins

This recipe was my Mom's. It is a Christmas tradition in our family, however the salad is tasty anytime of the year. It's presentation is very pretty at the table. I recommend an overnight chill for best results in the final set. Cook time does not reflect this.

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Drain grapefruit and add enough water to the syrup to make 3 1/3 cups.
  2. Heat half (1 2/3 cups) of the syrup mixture to boiling; add to gelatin and stir until dissolved.
  3. Add remaining syrup mixture; cool.
  4. Select 8 of best grapefruit segments and arrange in bottom of 1 1/2 quart ring mold with cherries between each segment.
  5. Carefully pour half of the gelatin mixture over fruits in mold; chill till firm.
  6. Meanwhile chill remaining gelatin mixture until partially set; add remaining grapefruit segments and carefully pour mixture over firm gelatin in mold.
  7. (This takes about 1 hour before you can combine the two gelatins without disturbing the first layer, watch carefully).
  8. Chill till set.
  9. Unmold on platter on lettuce leaves.
  10. Serve with mayonnaise.