With autumn in full swing and the orchards of the area full of apples, it was time to return to the recipe box of questionably delicious recipes to find something to use these fresh apples. A lot of us think of fresh salads and apple pies when we start to get excited about what fall has to offer. I also turn to Curry Squash Soup and other Oktoberfest-related items. However, today I found myself drawn to a section of the recipe box labeled “Molds.”
Don’t worry. This section did not focus on fungi and mushrooms and the things that grown in the back of the refrigerator. But, for some folks, this section would be equally problematic. This section is all about the jello mold. It’s absolutely a sign of the times in which this recipe box was filled with food.
The spiced molded apple salad was tied to a couple other recipes and clipped from a newspaper, although the clipping didn’t indicate which newspaper or provide a date. The other two recipes on the page were: apple salad bowl and cinnamon candy salad. Both have promise and may find their way on the page at some point. But, the opportunity to make a jello salad was too exciting to pass up today.
Spiced Molded Apple Salad
1 pkg apple-flavored gelatin
1/4 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp salt
1 c boiling water
1 c cold water
1 c diced, unpeeled red apples
1/3 c sliced celery
1/3 c chopped walnuts
Mix gelatin with cinnamon and salt. Add boiling water and stir until gelatin is dissolved. Add cold water. Chill until slightly thickened. Add remaining ingredients. Pour into mold and chill until firm.
*So, before you go searching your local grocery store for apple-flavored gelatin, I couldn’t find it anywhere. So, instead I made the following adjustments:
2 pkgs knox gelatin
1 c cold apple juice (not cold water)