Thursday, December 23, 2010

Bev's Jello Salad

I love family recipes! And the best ones seem to have the weirdest ingredients! Mayonnaise and marshmallows....who knew you could combine these two and come up with something wonderful.
This dish was made by my late mother in law and her mother for family gatherings. For a number of years after they passed, we didn't make it. But a few years ago I found the recipe in my stash and revived the tradition. It is so delicious my daughter now asks for it at every holiday! Here it is. Don't let the ingredients scare you away!

Bev and Grandma Ollie's Jello Salad

1 can cherry pie filling (Comstock is great)
1 small box raspberry jello
1 small box lemon jello
3 oz. cream cheese, softened
1/2 cup whipping cream
1 small can crushed pineapple, undrained
1 to 1 1/2 cup mini marshmallows
1/3 cup mayonnaise
chopped walnuts, optional

Disolve raspberry jello in 1 cup boiling water. Add cherry pie filling to hot jello. Pour into an 8x8 dish and let set in fridge until thick.
Disolve lemon jello in 1 cup boiling water. Set aside. Beat softened cream cheese until smooth. Add mayonnaise to cream cheese and beat together. Slowly add lemon jello.
Beat until very smooth. Stir in undrained crushed pineapple. Set aside. In separate bowl, beat whipping cream until stiff peaks form. Stir whipped cream into lemon jello mixture until there are no lumps of whipped cream remaining. Now add marshmallows, stirring to coat them. Pour lemon/marshmallow mixture over raspberry jello layer.
You can now sprinkle walnuts on top but we never do. Chill until set or overnight. Cut into squares and serve. This stuff is so good, we fight over who gets to take home any leftovers! Diana


  1. I remember making strawberry jello with banana slices in it with my grandma... thanks for the memory.
    <3 Terri

  2. Mayonnaise???? I love mayo but in jello???? Yikes.