Once again, my sister was here to visit. Together with our mother, we met up in my kitchen for the holiday feast preparation. We made the standard turkey, dressing, potatoes, pasta, deviled eggs, pumpkin pies and a ton of other food, but at almost the last moment, I cried loudly, “where is the jello mold!” The whole family stared helplessly at me. I suspect a guest might think I was a bit crazy since we spent hours cooking and already had enough food to feed a small army, but my mother just simply said, “you know, that is one of her favorite dishes.”
All 3 of us laughed. Seriously, who would believe that jello with fruit is a favorite after over 50 years, but it is true. If you had asked me before, I doubt I would have even realized that myself, but my mother obviously knew and the holiday meal would not be complete without the Jello beautifully shaped in my Tupperware mold.
Tupperware Mold Jello is a Holiday Tradition
For as long as I can remember, we have had our easy jello treat on the holiday table. One of us always grabs the trusty Tupperware mold and quickly whips up the jello and fruit, which we eat as appetizer, a side dish, dessert and between meals treat. It has always been a family favorite.
It might have been a little late this year, but it did make it to the table with the desserts! Next year, I will have it ready for breakfast!
My Jello Fruit Recipe
- 1 Lg. Box of Strawberry Banana Jello
- 1 Can of Fruit Cocktail
- 1 Banana
- 2 Cups of Boiling Water
- Last, but by no means least, a Tupperware Jello Mold
Directions for Preparing My Jello Fruit Mold
- Drain the juice from the can of Fruit Cocktail into a cup or bowl (do not discard)
- Make the Jello according to the Instructions on the Jello box, except substitute the 2 cups of cold water, with 2 Cups of juice from the Fruit Cocktail
- Pour the Jello in the Tupperware Mold
- Add the drained Fruit Cocktail
- Set the Mixture in the refrigerator for approx. 30 minutes
- Cut up the banana into small slices and add the slices to the mixture
- Set the Mold back into the refrigerator and let it finish setting completely
Instructions to Easily Remove the Jello Fruit from the Tupperware Mold
- After the Jello completely set (approx. 4 hrs.), Take the Jello Mold from the Refrigerator and let it stand at room temperature for 15 min.
- Remove the center piece of the Jello Mold
- Turn the Jello Mold upside down onto a plate (like you would a cake from a cake pan)
- Simply allow the Jello Mold to “drop” onto the plate or Tupperware Mold Lid.
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