Raspberry-Tomato Aspic

Recipe from

Southern Living

Recipe Time

Prep: 15 Minutes
Cook: 5 Minutes
Chill: 8 Hours


1 2/3 cups tomato juice
2 tablespoons sugar
2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh mint
2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
1/2 bay leaf
1/8 teaspoon crushed dried rosemary
1 envelope unflavored gelatin
1/2 cup cold water
1 (3-ounce) package raspberry-flavored gelatin
Garnishes: fresh mint sprigs, lemon slices


Bring tomato juice and next 6 ingredients to a boil in a large saucepan; reduce heat, and simmer 5 minutes. Pour tomato juice mixture through a wire-mesh strainer into a large mixing bowl, discarding solids.

Sprinkle unflavored gelatin over 1/2 cup cold water; let stand 1 minute. Stir softened gelatin mixture into tomato juice mixture, stirring until gelatin dissolves.

Prepare raspberry-flavored gelatin according to package directions; do not chill. Add to tomato juice mixture, stirring until combined. Pour mixture into 10 (6-ounce) punch cups; chill 8 hours or until firm. Garnish, if desired. Serve with Chicken or Shrimp Salad.


La Juan Coward, Jasper, Texas,

March 2005
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