Cranberry Peach Salad
Old-fashioned molded salads are great for entertaining because they must be made ahead of time. And leftovers are delicious for breakfast!
INGREDIENTS | SERVES 10
2 (3-ounce) packages peach-flavored gelatin
2 cups boiling water
¼ cup orange juice
1 (8-ounce) can crushed pineapple, drained
1 (16-ounce) can whole berry cranberry sauce
1 (15-ounce) can peach slices, drained and chopped
½ cup chopped walnuts
In large bowl, combine gelatin and boiling water; stir until gelatin is completely dissolved.
Add remaining ingredients to bowl and mix well. Pour into 2-quart mold or glass baking dish and chill in refrigerator until firm, about 2 hours. Cut into squares to serve.
There are a few tricks to making gelatin salads. First, be sure to completely dissolve the gelatin in the boiling liquid in the first step. Spoon up a small amount and make sure you can't see any grains of sugar or gelatin. And never use fresh or frozen pineapple, kiwi, or guava in gelatin salads; they will keep it from setting.