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Spiced Peach Salad

Updated: Sep 9, 2023

Kids love jello! My kids' favorite is plain lime jello with whipped cream on top, but this jello is MY favorite. It is jello stepped up a notch, and will quickly win your heart too. It's a recipe I received years ago from a dear friend and amazing cook when we lived in California. I still make many of her recipes, and they continue to be favorites! We love this jello for holidays because it's a little more special, but you could make it anytime because it's super easy. Anyone else think it's strange that we call this fruity gelatin stuff a salad?


Spiced Peach Salad

Serves 8-10

1/2 cup sugar

3 tablespoons vinegar

2 cups water

1 (6 oz.) package peach gelatin

1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

1/4 teaspoon ground cloves

1 (29 oz.) can peach halves in heavy syrup

In a medium saucepan, combine sugar, vinegar, and water. Bring to a boil. In a 2-quart glass bowl, combine gelatin, cinnamon, and cloves. Pour boiling water into gelatin and stir until dissolved. Drain peaches, reserving syrup. Add cold water to syrup to equal 2 cups. Add to peach mixture and stir well. Chill in refrigerator until slightly thickened. Cut peach slices into chunks. Add to thickened gelatin. Chill until set. Serve with whipped cream, if desired.


Step-by-step tutorial:

Gather your ingredients. You will need peach gelatin, sugar, white vinegar, cinnamon, cloves, and canned peaches. (Disclaimer: For this Spiced Peach Salad I halved the recipe since I bought the smaller box of Jello and peaches.)

In a small saucepan, combine the water, sugar, and vinegar. Bring to a boil. In a glass bowl combine the gelatin, cinnamon, and ground cloves. Pour boiling water over gelatin mixture. Stir until gelatin is dissolved.

Using the syrup drained from the canned peaches, add cold water to 2 cups and pour into gelatin. Stir well. Refrigerate until slightly thickened.

Cut peaches into chunks and stir into the slightly thickened gelatin. (I actually buy the canned peach chunks, but if you can't find them, cutting sliced peaches works great.) Refrigerate until completely set. The flavor of this peach salad is so unique and delicious! Serve with a dollop of whipped cream and watch how fast it goes away!

Recipe Source: Recipe from a dear friend, Mary Lundwall


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