1 (15-oz.) can Bing cherries (dark, sweet pitted cherries)
2 (8-oz.) cans crushed pineapple in juice
1 (6-oz.) package cherry-flavored gelatin
1 cup cold water
Garnishes: poppy seeds, arugula leaves
How to Make It
Drain cherries and pineapple, reserving 1 1/2 cups juice in a saucepan. (If necessary, add water to equal 1 1/2 cups.) Bring juice mixture to a boil over medium heat; stir in gelatin, and cook, stirring constantly, 2 minutes or until gelatin dissolves. Remove from heat, and stir in 1 cup cold water. Chill until consistency of unbeaten egg whites (about 1 1/2 hours).
Gently stir in drained cherries and pineapple. Pour mixture into a 8-inch square baking dish or 8 (2/3-cup) molds. Cover and chill 8 hours or until firm. Dollop with mayonnaise, and garnish, if desired.
Simply wonderful. Very easy to make and a lovely simplicity of flavor. We don't feel the need for any garnish and enjoy it primarily as a side dish, but it would make a nice dessert with a little whipped cream garnish.
This recipe is delicious, for how easy it is to make! There are lots of bing cherry jello recipes, but this is now our favorite. It works with either regular or sugar free cherry gelatin. Serve with mayonnaise and poppy seed garnish, or with whipped cream or cool whip. It's great as a salad or as a dessert.
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