This recipe was always a favorite at Thanksgiving in my house when growing up. I always looked forward to this dish at our Thanksgiving dinners. I found when I grew up and had my own home that this dish goes well with chicken entrees also. It takes a little time to prepare, but the end result is always worth it!! Enjoy!
1Mix sugar, jello, and hot water.
2Cool in refridgerator until it begins to thicken slightly. (I put mine in the freezer to speed up the cooling and thickening process)
You will need to stir frequently to help it thicken through out.
3After it has thickened and is still stirable, add your fruit and nuts. This will distribute the fruit and nuts through out the dish and keeps it from settling to the bottom. Be sure and DRAIN the pineapple or your jello will not firm up enough!
4Put into your favorite mold and chill until firm.
I usually do mine the day before or the night before the meal I want to serve it at. This assures me it will be ready when your meal is ready.
5I have also made a topping for it at times, using whipped cream-(sm. container), Miracle Whip (1/2 cup), and little bit of lemon juice(2 to 3 teaspoons). It adds a little more zing to the dish. I always put the topping in a separate dish so everyone can put it on their own serving, if they like.