Total Time
6hrs 20mins
Prep 20 mins
Cook 6 hrs

This recipe is one my father-in-law was very fond of. It's a family favorite, not only because Pat loved it but also because it's dang good. Cook time is mostly chill time.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Bring 2 cups of water to a boil.
  2. While the water is heating, evenly scatter cherries and pecans in a 9x13" pan.
  3. When water boils, remove from heat and add both packages of getatin to it.
  4. Stir to dissolve gelatin completely.
  5. Add 2 cups of cold water.
  6. Pour gelatin mixture over cherries and pecans.
  7. Sprinkle marshmallows over the gelatin until it looks like you have enough to make a lovely blanket of marshmallow goodness.
  8. Using a flat hand, gently push the marshmallows down into the gelatin until they all have a gelatin coating (this is to keep them from shriveling).
  9. Cover with plastic wrap and let chill for about 6 hours, or until firm.
  10. Serve with dinner (this is not considered a dessert; it is a side dish; don't ask me why).
  11. Also, there is a family sensitivity to pecans and walnuts, thus there are few of them in this recipe.
  12. Please feel free to increase the amount of nuts to your taste.