Fern's salad

Fern's Salad Recipe

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Susan Taylor


This is a jello salad my Grandmother Meyers made often and then my mother made it often and I have made it often, and usually always we have made it for potlucks and rarely have brought any of it home....We grew up calling it Fern salad. After my mother passed away I had been given a hand written cookbook of my grandmother's and discovered the recipe written in her book with the name "Fern's Salad". It must have been a friend of her's who had given her the recipe.

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30 Min
2 Hr


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1 pkg
3 oz. lemon gelatin
1 c
boiling water
8 large
marshallows chopped (1 cup mini marshmallows)
1 can(s)
crushd pineapple (drain and reserve juice)
1 c
cold water
1 c
pineapple juice (drained from canned pineapple)
!/2 c
2 Tbsp
2 Tbsp
butter, room temperature
egg (well beaten)
1 pkg
dream whip
amount of milk needed for dream whip
2-4 Tbsp
chopped walnuts
bananas (peeled and thinly sliced

How to Make Fern's salad


  • 1Dissolve gelatin in boiling water.
  • 2Immediately add marshmallows and stir until all are dissolved.
  • 3Add cold water and then bananas and pineapple and chill in serving dish.
  • 4Mix flour and sugar together. Add pineapple juice and butter. Heat on low heat stirring constantly, until bubbling and thick.
  • 5Slowly add hot pudding to beaten egg teaspoon at a time, beating well with each addition.
  • 6Return pudding and egg mixture to heat and bring to a boil stirring constantly. Boil one minute. Set in refrigerator to cool.
  • 7Make 1 pkg. of dream whip. Fold cooled pineapple pudding into the dream whip. Spread on top of firm Gelatin and fruit. Sprinkle top with chopped walnuts. Chill until serving.

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About Fern's salad

Course/Dish: Gelatin Salads

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