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.



This is my aunts recipe and we love it every Thanksgiving. This year it was my turn to make it. I used Cherry jello and pecans for the nuts. We so look forward to this and it never disappoints!

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(1 Dec 2019)

Andrew Yeager-Buckley

This was a hit at my office picnic. I have a great picture I wish I could post.

(15 Jun 2019)


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!

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(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!

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(31 Dec 2018)


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

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(20 Apr 2018)