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Cherry Pineapple Jello

Sweet, fruity, and such a treat, this throwback Cherry Pineapple Jello Salad is the perfect chilled side dish (yes, we eat jello as a side dish) or dessert to make ahead this summer! It goes really well with grilled or smoked meats at cookouts, and it takes just 15 minutes to throw together!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Additional Time4 hrs
Total Time4 hrs 15 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 18 servings
Calories: 174kcal
Author: Amy Nash

Ingredients

  • 6 ounces cherry jello (1 large box or 2 small boxes)
  • 2 cups boiling water
  • 21 ounces cherry pie filling
  • 20 ounces crushed pineapple, do not drain
  • 1 (3.4-ounce) box instant vanilla pudding
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • ¼ cup powdered sugar

Instructions

  • Add the cherry jello into 2 cups of boiling water, stirring for 1 minute until dissolved. Add the cherry pie filling and crushed pineapple with its juices and stir to combine.
  • Pour into a 9x13-inch pan and carefully transfer to the fridge to set for 3-4 hours.
  • In a large bowl, whisk the vanilla pudding powder with the cold milk for 1 minute, then let it sit for 2 minutes to set up.
  • Meanwhile, beat the heavy cream with a hand mixer or stand mixer fitted with the whisk attachment until soft peaks form. Add the powdered sugar and continue to beat until stiff peaks form, but be careful not to overbeat and turn it into butter.
  • Fold the whipped cream into the vanilla pudding until combined. Spread evenly over the set jello, then refrigerate until ready to slice and serve.

Notes

  • You can use store-bought cherry pie filling or just use 2 ½ cups of my homemade cherry pie filling if you have some in the freezer or want to make it from scratch.

Nutrition

Calories: 174kcal | Carbohydrates: 30g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 19mg | Sodium: 96mg | Potassium: 103mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 19g | Vitamin A: 300IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 34mg | Iron: 1mg