Orange-Apricot Jello Ring Salad

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By Nancy R
from Durham, NC

As a small child I requested this at every Thanksgiving. The addition of the Sprite made this a carbonated jello salad with a great tang. Garnish with green grapes, pineapple slices or any other fruit you choose.

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serves 10 -12
prep time 25 Min

Ingredients

  •   2
    1# cans apricots in syrup (4 cups)
  •   2
    3 oz boxes of orange jello
  •   1 dash(es)
    of salt
  •   6 oz
    can frozen orange juice
  •   2 Tbsp
    lemon juice
  •   7 oz
    bottle of lemon lime soda (sprite)
  • OPTIOANL TOPPING
  •   1/2 c
    mayonnaise
  •   1/2 c
    whipping cream sweetened, whipped
  •  
    mix the two together and refridgerate

How To Make

  • 1
    Drain apricots, reserving 1 1/2 cup of syrup.
  • 2
    Puree apricots in blender. You will need 2 cups of puree
  • 3
    Combine reserved syrup, jello and salt. Heat to a boil to dissolve jello.
  • 4
    Remove from heat, add orange juice, puree, lemon juice, stir to melt the orange juice.
  • 5
    SLOWLY, pour lemon lime soda down the side of the pan to help keep the bubbles. Mix gently with an up and down motion to keep bubble in.
  • 6
    Pour into a 6 1/2 cup ring mold. Chill until firm about 6 hours or over night un-mold on a platter. If using mayo and whipping cream, place mixture in the center of the ring. Garnish with green grapes, pineapple or any fruit of your choice.

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