Wednesday, November 7, 2012


This recipe is an old yellowed newspaper clipping I found in one of my late mother's shoeboxes of recipe clippings.  Most in this box were from the 1960s and I am assuming this one was too.  I took a picture of the back of it to show you some of the prices of the day.

3 1/2 cups fruit cocktail
1 pkg (3-oz) orange gelatin
1 cup undiluted evaporated milk
1/2 cup diced oranges
2 tbs. lemon juice
1/2 cup chopped pecans
1/3 cup salad dressing

Drain fruit cocktail; reserve 1 cup syrup.  Heat fruit cocktail syrup to boiling.  Pour over gelatin; stir until dissolved.  Chill until thick and syrupy.  Chill evaporated milk in refrigerator tray until ice crystals form around edge (15 to 20 minutes).  Whip until stiff (about 1 minute), add lemon juice.  Whip very stiff (about 2 minutes longer).  Add the pecans and oranges to the mixture.  Fold into the whipped evaporated milk.  Alternate layers of whipped gelatin mixture and fruit cocktail in tall glasses.  Chill until firm.  Or may be made in a square pan and cut into squares and served atop lettuce leaves.

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