I know, it’s jello, but before you get scared and run away give it a chance. Raspberry jello salad does’t have to be the star of your Christmas dinner, but it can be a fun side dish for the kiddos and for any adults wanting a blast from the past. And this jello salad is a definitely blast from my past.
Growing up in Washington was awesome, wet, but awesome. We didn’t live by much family, but the few cousins we did live by always joined us for the holidays. It didn’t matter what side of the family anyone was on, or even if they were family as we often had meals with friends as well. That was always the fun part, a bunch of people crammed into our house, gobs of food and loads of fun and conversation for everyone.
As the years went by there were a few dishes that always appeared on our table and raspberry jello salad from my Aunt Sharon was one of my personal favorites. I loved the stuff. She may by a doctor, but Aunt Sharon totally rocks in the kitchen. I always loooooved jello as a kid, and I secretly still do. In fact I laugh a little that everyone thinks jello is such a waste when I would totally devour it. This jello salad is different than a normal jello salad (I do stay away from the cottage cheese version.) because it has applesauce in it and sour cream and marshmallows on top. I don’t know why, but it’s delicious and everyone needs one jello salad that will totally make the kids happy for such a big holiday meal.
Raspberry Jello Salad
- 3.4 ounce package raspberry jello
- 1 Cup Boiling Water
- 1 Cup thawed raspberries
- 1 cup applesauce
- 1 cup sour cream
- 2 cups marshmallows
- Stir together the jello and boiling water until the powder is all dissolved. Add the raspberries and applesauce and stir carefully until combined. Pour into a 8x9 inch pan
- Chill the jello for 3 hours until set.
- In a bowl, combine the sour cream and marshmallows and spread on top of the jello. Serve immediately.