#TBT: Glorious Recipes Made in a Jello Mold

Are you ready for a burst of nostalgia? We're throwing it back to the days when all our favorite recipes jiggled when served. So sit back and enjoy this trip down memory lane with our favorite recipes from a jello mold.

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Layered Cranberry-Quince Mold

Layered Cranberry-Quince Mold

The cranberry and quince combo of this gelatin mold seriously classes up the jiggly dish. Make a traditional large mold or several mini ones like you see here -- matching molds not required.

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Patriotic Mold

Patriotic Mold

What's more American than a red, white, and blue jello salad? Yeah, we couldn't think of anything either.

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Cranberry Pear Gelatin Salads

Cranberry Pear Gelatin Salads

Skip artificial flavors and enhance gelatin however you see fit by starting with unflavored gelatin and bold juices like the cranberry juice used in this (legitimately) pretty dessert.

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Mom's Ribbon Salad

Mom's Ribbon Gelatin
Andy Lyons

You caught us: This adorable jello dessert isn’t made in a mold. It’s shaped in a 3-quart rectangular dish, which means anyone can make it easily.

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Boozy Jello Salad!

Those three words should cover it. See how to make it.

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Christmas Ribbon Salad

Christmas Ribbon Salad

Gelatin gets all kinds of fancy when molded in a champagne flute or wineglass and layered in festive colors.

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Scott's Holiday Salad


Make all other jello molds green with envy when you serve this cucumber-, green onion-, and celery-packed gelatin salad. Despite its name, you can serve this recipe any day of the year.

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Molded Grapefruit Salad

Molded Grapefruit Salad

If you can get your whipped topping to look as pretty as the dollop here, you may just make up for the fact that you're serving a jello mold in the 21st century.

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Layered Cranberry-Apple Mold

Layered Cranberry-Apple Mold

If this red and white jello salad doesn’t scream the holidays, we don’t know what does. Wait, that screaming is in fear of a gelatin salad with fruit and mayo? Give it a try, you may be surprised!

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Creamy Cranberry Salad

Creamy Cranberry Salad

Forget what you thought you knew about jello salads! This creamy, pecan-studded one breaks the mold.

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Shortcut Gelatin Dessert

Dress up store-bought gelatin cups with two basic ingredients; see how.

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Orange Sherbet Salad

Gelatin mold

Take jello salad to stunning new heights with the addition of sherbet! Seriously, try this now. Bonus: Look how well it matches outdoor foliage!

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Apple Cheese Mold

Apple-Cheese Mold

Yeah, here's the gelatin mold you remember. Apples, cheddar cheese, AND celery encased in lemon jello. What's not to love?

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