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Grandma’s Cherry Cola Jello Salad Recipe

  • Author: Mavis Butterfield


I grew up eating my grandmother’s jello salad creations at every holiday meal and they were awesome.  In fact I’m fairly certain she had stock in Kraft Foods because I don’t remember ever sitting down to a meal without some sort of jello salad on the table. This recipe for cherry cola jello salad is my all time favorite though and it’s perfect alongside the Thanksgiving turkey.



3/4 cup water
1/4 cup sugar
1 can cherry pie filling
1 {20 oz} can crushed pineapple {drained}
1 large box cherry Jell-O
1 cup cherry cola {I used cherry Pepsi}


Pour cherry Jell-o into a large glass or ceramic serving dish and set aside.

Combine water and sugar in a saucepan and bring to boil. Add pie filling, stir and bring back to a boil. Carefully pour hot liquid over gelatin and stir until it is all dissolved. Add pineapple and cola. Stir well. Refrigerate until set.

Serve alongside turkey instead of cranberry sauce or as a dessert with a little whipping cream.