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Cherry Apple Jello Salad

by Laura

I have had this Cherry Apple Jello Salad recipe from the time I got married. If you haven’t heard, Salt Lake City, Utah has earned the dubious distinction of having the highest per capita consumption of Jell-O not only in the US, but in the whole world. It is also the state snack for Utah. I know, it’s a little weird to have a State snack.

With those two factors it’s no surprise that this Utah girl is sharing another Jello recipe. This recipe makes a very large jello salad. I also just cut up my apples and then grate then in my food processor for this recipe. Skins are left on the apples when I make this, but you could remove the skin if you prefer to. This is one of my favorite jello salads and we always say there is always room for jello!

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Cherry Apple Jello Salad | realmomkitchen.com

Cherry Apple Jello Salad


  • 3 pkgs. (the small boxes) cherry jello
  • 3 cups boiling water
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 3/4 cup orange juice
  • 1 (20 oz.) can crushed pineapple (juice and all)
  • 5 cups grated apple
  • sweetened whipped cream( I whip up one cup of cream)


  1. In a bowl, mix jello, boiling water, and sugar together for 2 minutes. Add orange juice. Let sit and cool while you grate the apples.
  2. Add apples and can of pineapple to jello mixture. Carefully pour into a 9 x 13 dish or ladle into individual dishes and refrigerate until set. Top with sweetened whipped cream to serve. Serves 12-16.
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This is the original photo from this post. The above photo was updated in November 2016.


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1 comment

Amanda January 18, 2010 - 7:19 pm

I thought this would be weird with the cherry, pineapple, orange juice, apple mix. I wasn’t sure how the texture would be either. It was really good with no weird texture at all. You feel like it is a jello salad and not as much of a dessert. I took it to my mom’s for a family dinner and they loved it. It was almost all gone by the end of the night, and that rarely happens with my jello salads. My family is picky eaters and they complimented this dish. Thank you for making me look good!


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