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Cinnamon Apple Salad

THIS RECIPE came from my mother. It's a family favorite and one I took with me when I left home. The color complements the holiday season. It's very pretty when cut into squares and served on a lettuce-lined plate. I also like that I can fix it a day ahead of time, especially when preparing a big holiday meal. -Lisa Andis, Morristown, Indiana
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min. + chilling
  • Makes
    9 servings


  • 1/2 cup red-hot candies
  • 1 cup boiling water
  • 1 package (3 ounces) lemon gelatin
  • 1 cup applesauce
  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup Miracle Whip
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans
  • 1/4 cup chopped celery


  • In a bowl, dissolve candies in water (reheat if necessary). Add gelatin; stir to dissolve. Stir in applesauce. Pour half into an 8-in. square pan that has been lightly coated with cooking spray. Refrigerate until firm. Cover and set remaining gelatin mixture aside at room temperature.
  • Meanwhile, combine the cream cheese, Miracle Whip, pecans and celery; spread over chilled gelatin mixture. Carefully pour remaining gelatin mixture over cream cheese layer. Chill overnight.

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