My mom made this, minus the apple chunks, when we were sick or as a special treat. The applesauce adds a great texture, kids love it, and if they don't like fruit, they'll still usually eat this! In fact, without the chunks or the cinnamon, it's a great treat for toddlers. I make it with cinnamon applesauce and the apple chunks as a side for holiday meals. (Hey, there are so many Mormons, we had to have a jell-o recipe.)
- 1 (3 oz.) package strawberry gelatin mix or cherry gelatin mix or wild cherry gelatin mix
- 1 cup boiling water
- 1 1/4 to 1 1/2 cups sweetened applesauce or cinnamon applesauce, chilled (a small jar works fine)
- 1 to 2 firm-sweet apple(s), such as Fuji, cut into bite-size chunks (optional)
- Dissolve gelatin thoroughly into boiling water in a LARGE bowl (you're going to want the room when you add the applesauce to prevent splashing).
- Add applesauce all at once.
- Stir until thoroughly mixed.
- Pour into an 8 by 8 casserole or a shallow dish, and cover.
- Refrigerate until partially set (about 1 1/2 hours is good).
- Stir in apple chunks, if desired.
- Refrigerate an additional 1 1/2 to 3 hours, until set. This recipe does not set quite as firm as traditional gelatin.
This recipe was submitted by ketchupqueen on January 23, 2005.