Some people may call this Cherry Coca-Cola salad. I've actually never made a Coca-Cola salad, so I can't be sure this is the same recipe you might remember. However, I've made this one and I know that it's delicious.
My mom gave me the recipe over the phone the other day. She made it after her almost-twin sister, my Aunt Bob, shared the recipe with her. The three of us, along with our families and friends who've tried it, all agree that this gelled fruit salad is absolutely delicious!
I've decided to call it "Bob and Nell's Festive Jello Salad With Cherry Pie Filling & Pineapple." That's a long name, so you might prefer to call it "Cherry Coke Salad." Whatever you decide to call it, just try it because it's delicious. Hope you like it.
Here's the recipe. Step-by-step photos are below.
Festive Jello Salad With Cherry Pie Filling and Pineapple
(Cherry Coca-Cola Salad)
1 can cherry pie filling
1/4 cup water
2 small boxes cherry Jell-O
1 can crushed pineapple (with juice)
1 can or bottle of Coca-Cola
Empty the cherry pie filling into a saucepan. Add the 1/4 cup water. Stir and bring to a boil.
Remove from heat and stir in the two boxes of Jell-O. Empty the can of crushed pineapple, with its juice, into the pan. Stir.
Slowly stir in the can of Coke. (If you pour it fast, it'll bubble up and may bubble over, depending on the size of your pan.)
After everything is stirred together, empty the mixture into a suitable dish. I used my pretty round, glass bowl.
Refrigerate several hours until firm. Makes a lot!
Serve this gorgeous red salad on a dark green lettuce leaf to make a beautiful Christmas side dish or dessert. Enjoy!
You can make this delicious, fruity, cherry Coke salad any time of year, but it's especially pretty for Christmas. Serve it on a green lettuce leaf and it's very seasonal and perfectly festive. Let me know how you like it, and what you decide to call it.
Here are the step-by-step pictures. (Click to see them bigger.)
|Gather the ingredients along with a pretty bowl.|
|Pour the cherry pie filling into a saucepan. |
Stir in a quarter-cup of water and bring to a boil.
|Remove from heat and immediately stir in the two boxes of cherry Jello.|
|Stir in the can of crushed pineapple.|
|Slowly pour in the can or small bottle of Coke. Stir carefully.|
|Pour the contents of the saucepan into the bowl. Place in refrigerator to set.|
|Here's the finished product, ready to serve!|
|Serve over a lettuce leaf for a festive red and green fruit salad, |
perfect for Christmas dinner or any festive occasion.
P.S. Yes, I really do have an aunt named Bob. That isn't her given name, but she'll always be Bob to her almost-twin sister and Aunt Bob to her adoring nieces and nephews.
|Mom and Aunt Bob enjoying a festive birthday celebration.|
(This recipe was originally posted July 5, 2012. Updated August 22, 2015.)