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Marilyn's Cherry Recipes
for Barb in OKC.

Martha Joffrion's Welaka Cherry Salad, adapted

8 oz. can crushed pineapple
1 #2 can black sweet cherries (Oregon brand works very well), juice reserved
1 EACH lemon & orange
1 3 oz. box lemon gelatin
Dash salt
1/2 c. boiling water
1/3 c. ice water

Set pineapple to drain, pressing into strainer. Pour cherry juice into a 1 cup measuring cup; add cherries to pineapple. Squeeze juice of lemon & orange into cherry juice; should equal 1 cup. Put dry gelatin & salt into a bowl; stir in boiling water till dissolved. Add ice water, juices, & fruits from the strainer. Mix well & chill till set. Top this with lemon mayonnaise, whipped cream, or Cool Whip if you like. Martha's original recipe called for 2 envelopes plain gelatin & 3/4 c. of sugar; I just used one lemon jello to simplify it. For some nice crunch, add 1/3 c. chopped pecans or walnuts or sliced celery with the fruit. Her recipe was passed on by Frances Wiggins in the Welaka Centennial Cookbook of 1987.


Chunky Cherry Salad Recipe

3 oz. pkg. cherry gelatin....For an interesting variation, try lemon or orange
1 c. boiling water
1 #2 can Royal Anne cherries, juice drained into a 1 cup measure
8 oz. or 1 c. diced peaches, diced pears, or pineapple tidbits, drained
1/2 c. halved or chopped walnuts or pecans
Whipped cream or Cool Whip

Mix gelatin into boiling water. Add enough cold water to cherry juice to make one cup; stir into gelatin. Add to fruits & nuts in an 8 " or 9" container; cover & chill till set. Top to serve, Redi-Whip is easy & delish. I've always used Royal Annes in this, but no reason black cherries wouldn't also be good.
Marilyn in FL

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