Monday, July 20, 2009

Fourth of July Jello

Mary first made this salad for my family in 1976. It was called Bicentennial Salad back then. It is a really pretty Jello Salad, and it tastes really good too. You can substitute green Jello for the Blue Jello and make it for Christmas (don't put the blueberries in). When Mary made it there was no such thing as blue Jello so she used red Jello for the blue layer. The blueberries make it go a dark blue color.

Fourth of July Jello
Or Christmas Jello*

1 3 oz. pkg. raspberry Jello
frozen raspberries or 2 pkg. fresh raspberries
1 3 oz . box berry blue Jello
frozen blueberries or 2 pkg. fresh blueberries
1 envelope plain knox gelatin
1 cup half & half or cream
1 cup sugar
1 t. vanilla
1 8 oz. pkg. cream cheese
1 cup chopped pecans

Layer 1:
Make raspberry Jello according to package directions. Add raspberries and pour into a 9x13 pan. Chill till mostly set.

Layer 2:
Dissolve plain gelatin in ½ cup cold water.
Heat half & half and sugar without boiling
Mix into gelatin mixture.
Add vanilla, cream cheese and nuts.
Mix until smooth
Gently pour over first layer and chill till mostly set.

Layer 3:
Make berry blue Jello according to package directions. Add blueberries and gently pour over layer two. Chill until completely set.

*for Christmas Jello, substitute Lime Jello for the berry blue Jello and eliminate the blueberries

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