Applesauce Cinnamon Jello is a delicious combination of cherry jello, applesauce, and cinnamon imperials. This jello is the perfect accompaniment for roasted turkey or ham.
I think we all have a recipe that takes us back to childhood and invokes special holiday memories. This Applesauce Cinnamon Jello is that recipe for me. Growing up, this jello was always a part of our holiday table. The sweetness of the jello was a nice balance to the abundance of savory side dishes. And the bright red color is a nice contrast to the more monochromatic appearance of turkey, mashed potatoes, dressing, etc. This jello is delicious with turkey. I also love it spread on a panini of Thanksgiving leftovers the next day.
Applesauce Cinnamon Jello
This jello is so easy to make and only has three ingredients – applesauce, cherry jello, and cinnamon imperials. The cinnamon candies are the ones found in the baking section at the supermarket, near the cake and cookie decorations. This recipe can easily be doubled and it keeps well in the refrigerator for several days. This recipe takes only minutes to make but does need to chill for 6-8 hours until firm.
Start by adding the jello to a heat-proof bowl. Then, in a small saucepan, add the water and cinnamon candies. Bring to a gentle boil, stirring continually to ensure the candies fully dissolve. Gently pour the hot liquid over the jello, again stirring continually until jello is fully dissolved. Next, stir in applesauce and mix until fully incorporated.
Pour the jello into a serving bowl and refrigerate uncovered. It is important not to cover the jello until it is cool. The steam from the warm jello needs to escape so that it doesn’t form condensation on top of the jello. Once cool, cover the bowl with plastic wrap and store in the refrigerator.
This Applesauce Cinnamon Jello always has a place on my Thanksgiving table. I hope you add this to your holiday table, too!
A sweet holiday jello salad with applesauce and cinnamon imperials. This jello pairs deliciously with turkey or ham.
- 1/4 cup cinnamon imperials
- 1 cup boiling water
- 1-3 ounce package cherry jello
- 2 cups applesauce
Add the jello to a heat-proof mixing bowl. Set aside.
In a small saucepan, add the water and cinnamon candies. Bring to a gentle boil, stirring to ensure the candies fully dissolve. Pour the boiling water mixture over the jello. Stir constantly until the jello is fully dissolved. Fold in the applesauce and mix thoroughly.
Gently, pour jello mixture into a serving bowl. Refrigerate uncovered until cool. Then, cover the bowl with plastic wrap and keep refrigerated. Jello will keep for several days.