I suppose I should start this one with brutal honesty – I don’t think I’ve ever actually tried this recipe that I’m about to give out! I realize that’s not very fair. I mean who really wants to try a recipe if the person giving it to you has never tried it herself??
But I wanted to participate in the Vanderbilt’s Wife Family Recipe carnival, so I pulled out my trusty Family Recipe Cookbook and started flipping the pages. Being an Atlanta girl, anything with Coca-Cola in it sparks my interest. Plus it’s a fruit salad so with temps reaching triple digits this weekend, I figured a chilled salad recipe was much more appropriate than the Brunswick Stew recipe that I started to share!!! And, my grandmother gave me the recipe … I trust her, so I’ll go out on a limb & say that you can trust me:).
So, enough rambling – here’s a Coca-Cola Salad the way my “Mama-Lou” makes made it!
Here’s what you’ll need:
2 pkg. cherry gelatin
1 small can crushed pineapple, drained
1 can pitted cherries
1 c. pecans, chopped
1 c. hot water
1 can Coca-Cola (and absolutely NO substitutions in my neck of the woods!!)
Here’s what you do:
Pour hot water over gelatin & stir well. Add pineapple, cherries, and pecans. Pour in Coca-Cola & stir well. Refrigerate overnight & serve chilled.
Hope you enjoy … and if you do, let me know so I’ll give it a try!!!
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