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Cherry Gelatin Supreme

When I was growing up, this yummy, easy-to-make dessert was always on the menu at holiday get-togethers. Years ago, my aunt gave me the recipe, and now when I make it for my family, I think of her. —Janice Rathgeb, Brighton, Illinois
  • Total Time
    Prep: 20 min. + chilling
  • Makes
    12 servings


  • 2 cups water, divided
  • 1 package (3 ounces) cherry gelatin
  • 1 can (21 ounces) cherry pie filling
  • 1 package (3 ounces) lemon gelatin
  • 3 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 1/3 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 can (8 ounces) crushed pineapple, undrained
  • 1 cup miniature marshmallows
  • 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream, whipped
  • 2 tablespoons chopped pecans


  • In a large saucepan, bring 1 cup water to a boil. Stir in cherry gelatin until dissolved. Stir in pie filling. Pour into an 11x7-in. dish. Cover and refrigerate for 2 hours or until set.
  • In a small saucepan, bring remaining water to a boil. Stir in lemon gelatin until dissolved. In a small bowl, beat the cream cheese and mayonnaise until smooth. Beat in lemon gelatin and pineapple. Cover and refrigerate for 45 minutes.
  • Fold in the marshmallows and whipped cream. Spoon over cherry layer; sprinkle with pecans. Cover and refrigerate for 2 hours or until set.

Test Kitchen Tips
  • Consider festive jello salad recipes for an old fashioned twist on a vintage Thanksgiving.
  • Nutrition Facts
    1 piece: 248 calories, 12g fat (5g saturated fat), 24mg cholesterol, 101mg sodium, 34g carbohydrate (31g sugars, 1g fiber), 2g protein.

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    • pastrychef714
      Aug 26, 2019

      This recipe is a long time favorite for our family, too. I still have the page I tore out of my Better Homes and Gardens magazine many years ago. I substitute sour cream for the mayonnaise

    • Nora L Farris
      Aug 25, 2019

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    • DarleneI
      Jul 1, 2015

      My mom use to make this recipe, too. I think I'll make it for this holiday week-end. It was delicious!

    • bj cookin
      May 18, 2012

      very tasty. will be making this again

    • GinSnap53
      Jul 24, 2011

      Where is the Ingredients List?

    • Lesa C
      Dec 23, 2010

      This is one of the best jello recipes!

    • ANN23GER
      Aug 8, 2010

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    • Cooking N Maize
      Dec 25, 2009

      Very good. Nice creamy and not to sweet. Will make this again.

    • mariees
      Nov 26, 2007

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