Colorful gelatin salad adds a spot of brightness to any table. It blends well with this holiday feast. We children didn't know if it should be a salad or dessert, with its smooth texture and delicate flavor.—Fae Fisher, Callao, Virginia
I used to eat this all the time as a kid and just ran across the recipe again in a church recipe collection cookbook. I'm not a huge fan of gelatin salads,(they always sound kinda funky) but this one, I like. A little tart, a little sweet.
My mother always made this apricot Jell-O salad for celebrations. When my husband and I were dating, he fell in love with this dish and, as soon as we were married, asked me to get the recipe. You can substitute peach or orange gelatin for a fresh summer treat. —Suzanne Holcomb, St. Johnsville, New York
"I always think homemade has to mean strictly from scratch," Trisha says. "But my grandmother, Lizzie Paulk, used this recipe in the 1930s. When I saw it had cake mix in it, I thought to myself, Well, that makes it OK!"