Cherry Jello Salad

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4.77 from 42 votes
Cherry Fruit Salad is a delightful, light and fruity dessert after a heavy meal. It is so delicious and can be modified to create a dessert your family will love.
Prep: 10 minutes
Setting Time: 3 hours
Total: 3 hours 10 minutes
Cherry Jello Salad with fruit in a clear parfait glass

Cherry Jello Salad with fruit is a delightful, light, and fruity dessert after a heavy meal. It is so delicious and can be modified to create a dessert your family will love.

Cherry Jello Salad with fruit in a clear parfait glass

This Cherry Jello Salad with fruit is like stepping back in time to the 1950’s in the best possible way. The recipe has standed the test of time due to the fact it is easy to make, refreshing and so pretty.

Who invented Jello? Here is the answer.

  • Quick: Quick make and can be made ahead
  • Easy Ingredients: This recipe is a breeze to make with easy ingredients.
  • Family Friendly: There is always room for this dessert.
  • Adaptable: Can be made in so many combinations and varieties.

What You Need to Make this Jello Salad

Ingredients

  • cherry Jello
  • frozen sliced strawberries
  • frozen mixed berries, blueberries, blackberries, raspberries
  • cherry pie filling
  • pineapple chunks
  • pear halves 
  • mandarin oranges
  • Granny Smith apples
  • bananas

Equipment

How to Make this Light Dessert – Step by Step

Large Clear Bowl of Cherry Jello with Fruit
  • Make Jello: First, in a large bowl, dissolve Jello in boiling water.
  • Fruit: Second, stir in the strawberries and mixed berries and the other fruit.
  • Set: Finally, cover and refrigerate for 3-4 hours before serving.
Cherry Jello Salad with fruit in a clear parfait glass

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Common Questions About Cherry Jello Dessert

HOW DO I STORE THIS RECIPE?

This recipe can last up to three days in the fridge. Just make sure that it is wrapped well to keep out moisture and odors. Also, omit the bananas or wait to serve with them on top so they don’t get bad.

CAN I SUBSTITUTE FRESH FRUIT FOR FROZEN?

Definitely, I just wanted to make it super easy for any time of year.

CAN THIS RECIPE BE HALVED OR DOUBLED?

This recipe makes a lot. But you can absolutely, half or double it for your needs.

CAN YOU LIGHTEN THIS RECIPE UP?

One of the ways that this can be adapted is to use sugar-free gelatin and no-sugar-added fruits and pie filling.  You get plenty of sweetness from the fresh fruits — you don’t even miss the extra sugar.

CAN I USE DIFFERENT FRUIT?

Sure, you can use any type of fruit that you want to make it unique. Even change up the Jello flavor.

Cherry Jello in a parfait glass with bowl of salad in the background

Expert Tips for Making Cherry Jello Salad

  • Make Individual: Use disposable clear cups or pretty parfait glasses.
  • Trifle Bowl: Use a trifle bowl and lay all the fruit out in pretty patterns. it looks gorgeous as the centerpiece to the table,
  • Toppings: Top with Whipped cream or toasted coconut. Or use this dessert as a topper for ice cream.
  • Crunch: Chopped Nuts or crushed pretzels add a great crunch to this dessert.
  • Lighten up: Feel free to use fruit packed in its own juice and sugar free options of filling and jello.

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Cherry Jello Salad with fruit in a clear parfait glass

Cherry Jello Salad

4.8 from 42 votes
Cherry Fruit Salad is a delightful, light and fruity dessert after a heavy meal. It is so delicious and can be modified to create a dessert your family will love.
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Servings: 10 servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Setting Time: 3 hours
Total Time: 3 hours 10 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 3 oz packages cherry Jello
  • 2 cups boiling water
  • 1 10 oz package frozen sliced strawberries
  • 1 10 oz package frozen mixed berries, blueberries, blackberries, raspberries
  • 1 21 oz can cherry pie filling
  • 1 20 oz can pineapple chunks drained
  • 1 15 oz can pear halves drained and cut into chunks
  • 1 15 oz can mandarin oranges drained
  • 2 Granny Smith apples peeled, cored and chopped
  • 3 bananas sliced

Instructions

  • In a large bowl, dissolve Jello in boiling water.
  • Stir in the strawberries and mixed berries.
  • Stir in the remaining ingredients.
  • Cover and refrigerate for 3-4 hours before serving.

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Expert Tips

  • Make Individual: Use disposable clear cups or pretty parfait glasses.Trifle Bowl: Use a trifle bowl and lay all the fruit out in pretty patterns. it looks gorgeous as the centerpiece to the table,Toppings: Top with Whipped cream or toasted coconut. Or use this dessert as a topper for ice cream.Crunch: Chopped Nuts or crushed pretzels add a great crunch to this dessert.Lighten up: Feel free to use fruit packed in its own juice and sugar free options of filling and jello.

    Estimated Nutritional Information

    Calories: 120kcal | Carbohydrates: 30g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 15mg | Potassium: 229mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 165IU | Vitamin C: 7mg | Calcium: 12mg | Iron: 1mg

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    36 thoughts on “Cherry Jello Salad”

    1. I tried this recipe following the recipe exactly as given and it did not set – even overnight. I tied again the next day and it did not set. I don’t think I will try again even though it looks absolutely delicious.

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      • I have made this recipe so many times and have never had a problem. I’d love to be able to help you troubleshoot – something has to be off. Are you sure you’re using the correct amounts of each ingredient and draining all of the canned fruits?

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