deedles’ jello salad

what mrs dewey did with the new jell-o

i don’t know about your grandmothers, but my grandmother deedles loved jell-o. jell-o molds, jell-o parfaits, jell-o with just a dollop of mayonnaise on the top…jell-o was something yummy and sophisticated and worthy of purchasing several differently sized and shaped plastic jell-o molds for various occasions. as such, i love jell-o, too. perhaps not with the mayonnaise, but i do love it – especially around the holidays when i get to make her raspberry pretzel jell-o extravaganza. curious? here’s the recipe..(trust’s divine!)



Bottom layer:


  • 2 cups crushed pretzels
  • 3/4 cup butter, melted
  • 3 Tbs. sugar
  • Mix butter and sugar together. Stir in pretzels. Pat out into a 9×13 pan. Bake at 400 degrees for 10 minutes. Cool and set aside.

    Middle Layer:

    • 8 oz. cream cheese, softened
    • 8 oz. cool whip, thawed
    • 1 cup sugar

    Beat the cream cheese until smooth. Mix in the sugar. Gently stir in the cool whip. Spread over the cooled pretzel layer.

    Top Layer:

    • 3 cups boiling water
    • 1 large pkg. raspberry Jello
    • 16-20 oz. frozen raspberries

    Stir Jello and water together until dissolved. Add frozen raspberries. Stir until the raspberries are separated and soft. Pour gently onto the cream cheese layer. Refrigerate several hours or overnight. 
    Deedles never served this as a dessert – rather she served it as an additional salad during dinner. yummy and nostalgic. what a combination!











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    4 responses to “deedles’ jello salad

    1. Stephanie

      John’s mom make a jello dessert for the holidays. Its lime jello, ice-cream and pineapple – its soo good.

      Happy Thanksgiving!

      • ktblue

        i love it! that’s the same one my mom is going to make for christmas…she even has a special mold for it. : ) hope you have a wonderful thankgiving, too! looking forward to our flea market adventure on the 6th!

    2. Kathryn

      My great-aunt made this exact same recipe, but with strawberries and crushed pineapple. When I make it people are skeptical, but then they love it.

    3. Lisa

      Post a photo of your jello-licious dessert. Would love to see finished product. Makes me nostalgic and want to find that rogue box that’s hiding somewhere in my pantry! Happy Thankgiving!

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