Raspberry Salad

This is an awesome fruit/jello salad, could be served as a dessert if you choose to. I am asked to bring this salad to all our family holiday gatherings. My sister-in law got it from a co-worker several years ago. Recently I have experimented using strawberries & strawberry jello or cans of mandarin oranges & orange jello & it is always good!!

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4hrs 20mins
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  • First layer: Dissolve jello in the boiling water.
  • Add the raspberries, which have been partially thawed.
  • Pour into a bundt pan & refrigerate until set, approx 2-3 hours.
  • Second layer: Whip cream cheese with mixer (it is best to have the cream cheese at room temp, I take it out of fridge when I put the jello in to set).
  • Mix in the powdered sugar & Cool Whip and whip well.
  • Spread over set jello & place in refrigerator.
  • Third layer: I crush the pretzels in a gallon size ziploc bag & use a rolling pin. Could also crush using a blender & doing 1/2 at a time, making sure not to make them too fine.
  • Mix melted butter, sugar & pretzels together.
  • Bake in 350 degree oven for 15 minutes, stirring every 5 minutes.
  • Stir & cool slightly then sprinkle over the second layer.
  • Refrigerate until ready to serve. Place bundt pan in sink of warm water for a minute, slip a knife around the edges in a couple spots to loosen from pan, place serving plate on top & flip to unmold the salad. Slice & serve.
  • Hint-If you choose to make this in a 9x13 cake pan instead of a bundt pan, you could reverse the layers & just bake the pretzel layer in the bottom of the cake pan for 10 minutes without stirring & cool slightly. You need to be very careful spreading the second layer over the pretzel layer. Then the jello layer goes on top & refrigerate overnight. This way you don't have to wait for the jello to set before completing the other 2 layers & you would not unmold. This way works best if bringing to a potluck.
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"This is an awesome fruit/jello salad, could be served as a dessert if you choose to. I am asked to bring this salad to all our family holiday gatherings. My sister-in law got it from a co-worker several years ago. Recently I have experimented using strawberries & strawberry jello or cans of mandarin oranges & orange jello & it is always good!!"
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  1. Gruenes
    Excellent recipe!!! Thanks for posting Mom. We have been eating this since I was a kid and it is the best!!!
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  2. karencooks
    Very Yummy Jello Dessert. I made for Father's Day and everyone (my 75 yr old Dad to my 9 yo DD) enjoyed this. Made just as directed except used Splenda in the pretzel layer to cut down on the sugar a little. It was very pretty done in the bundt pan.
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  3. Ceezie
    Wonderful ... so good I ate it as dessert instead of with the meal. This is kind of like no bake cheese cake tasting. I made a few adjustments. I used raspberry jello, fresh strawberries and low fat cream cheese. Putting it in the bundt pan also made for a great presentation - I will def make this again- Thanks!
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  4. Ceezie
    Wonderful ... so good I ate it as dessert instead of with the meal. This is kind of like no bake cheese cake tasting. I made a few adjustments. I used raspberry jello, fresh strawberries and low fat cream cheese. Putting it in the bundt pan also made for a great presentation - I will def make this again- Thanks!
    Reply
  5. nkoprince08
    One of my absolute favorite salads. I prefer to make it with strawberry jello and frozen strawberries as I don't like the seeds in the raspberries. Yummy!!
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