Aunt Betty's Holiday Jello Fruit Salad Mold

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"Growing up my Aunt Betty made this for us for the holidays, and it was always a SPECIAL addition to our dinner! It also makes a beautiful presentation on your holiday table. We ate it right along with our dinner, but you can also serve it as an after meal fruit dessert with a dollop of whip cream. No matter which way you eat it, Enjoy every bite.. It's delicious!"

Original recipe yields 9 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (170.5 g)
  • Calories 232.5
  • Total Fat - 8.7 g
  • Saturated Fat - 0.8 g
  • Cholesterol - 0 mg
  • Sodium - 90.9 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 37.7 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 2.9 g
  • Sugars - 31.1 g
  • Protein - 4.2 g
  • Calcium - 29.2 mg
  • Iron - 0.7 mg
  • Vitamin C - 63.6 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.1 mg

Step 1

Drain the canned fruit. Use up to 2 cups of it for 2 cups of the liquid in the jello.

Step 2

Make up the jello using 2 cups of boiling water, and 2 cups of juice from the canned fruit, mixing well.

Step 3

Put into the mold or use a plastic mixing bowl (with cover) as a mold. Refrigerate for about 1 1/2 hours, or until jello is partially set.

Step 4

Stir in the drained fruit and nuts, and refrigerate until set.

Step 5

When ready to serve, tip bottom of mold into hot water for a few seconds. This will help to release mold onto serving plate.

Step 6

When ready to serve, place serving plate on top of mold and invert. Serve.

Tips & Variations

No special items needed.



One delicious salad! I added in small whole strawberries along with the rest of the fruit. After running the mold under hot water it came out in a flash. It made a very pretty presentation on the table too!

review by:
(24 Apr 2019)


This is so refreshing! It was delicious right along with our lamb dinner for Easter! I improvised a bit, using well drained fruit cocktail, fresh sliced strawberries, and well drained mandarin oranges. My 2 year old wanted more, more more!!

review by:
(22 Apr 2019)


I never made anything like this before but it looked so inviting for something different for the holidays that I decided to try it. We ate it along with our meal and I especially loved the fruit and nut combo. What a great choice!

review by:
(31 Dec 2018)


Delicious! Loved the fruit and nut mix. We had it right along with our meal and everyone loved it!

review by:
(20 Apr 2018)


This is such a pretty salad and was really enjoyed. I look forward to changing up the jello and experimenting with other fruits.

review by:
(7 Jan 2016)


I've always wanted to make this type of recipe because of it's piece of nostalgia to the 50's but maybe more because of it's connection to aunt Bethany's jello mold depicted in the movie "Christmas Vacation". Only if Aunt Bethany could have made this particular recipe instead of her yucky green mold, nobody at the dinner table would have stuck up their nose! Linda, this is a sure keeper as using the juices that were drained from the fruit added to it's lovely taste. I followed the recipe to a T except that I forgot to add the green grapes, though I went to the supermarket especially to pick them up. We ate it after enjoying Easter dinner as an after-dinner treat. I will sure add this to my repertoire and can see how this will be a regular on those hot summer days that are right around the corner. Thank you Linda for sharing!

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(7 Apr 2015)