Tuesday, April 5, 2011

FESTIVE PINEAPPLE LIME MOLDS

This recipe is from the 1950s at least, probably older. Read to the end. You will enjoy the explanations about lime juice!

1 cup syrup from canned pineapple tidbits
1/2 cup water
1/3 cup white dinner wine
1/4 cup sugar
1 cup pinapple tidbits
1/2 cup chopped walnuts
1 package lime gelatin
2 tablespoons lime juice
dash salt
1 cup finely cut celery
green food coloring

Heat pineapple syrup and water to simmering; add gelatin and stir until dissolved. Remove from heat. Add wine, lime juice, sugar and salt; stir to dissolve sugar. Tint mixture a deep green with food coloring, if desired. Cool, then chill. When mixture begins to thicken, fold in pineapple, celery, and nuts. Sp0oon into 6 individual molds that have been rinsed with cold water. Chill until firm. Unmold on crisp salad greens and serve with mayonnaise or a fruit salad dressing. (When fresh limes are not available, use the juice that comes in the plastic lime containers. These are on most produce counters. Lemon juice is also sold the same way.)

It is suggested this is a good salad for holiday meals.

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