Recipe: Creative Cooking Creamy Golden Waldorf

We’ll end our Summer Jell-O Salad recipes with this from Creative Cooking. Twenty-three recipes in all. Hope you’ve enjoyed them, and don’t forget to send me a photo if you make one.

By the way, the Gelatin, Jello, and Pudding Salad recipe folder has 852 total recipes, including with veggies, with meats, with cheese, and many more with fruit. So if you’re looking for an old fashioned gelatin salad recipe, you know where to turn.

“Golden delicious apples peek out of a layer of whipped cream and gelatin. High in fruit and flavor appeal, this molded salad will soon become a family favorite.”—The Creative Cooking Course (1982)


Makes 6 to 8 servings

6 oz package lemon jell-o
¼ tsp salt
2/3 C hot water
Lemon juice
3 medium Golden Delicious apples
½ C mayonnaise
1 C heavy cream, whipped
1 C celery, chopped fine
1 C walnuts or pecans, chopped fine
Salad greens

Dissolve gelatin and salt in hot water in a bowl, stir in 2 Tbsp lemon juice, and chill until thickened. Pare 2 apples partially, then core and dice. “The skin will add color to the salad.” Core and cut remaining apple into thin slices. Sprinkle diced and sliced apples with lemon juice to prevent discoloration. Arrange apple slices, skin sides down around bottom of an 8 C mold. Blend mayonnaise into thickened gelatin and fold in whipped cream. Fold in diced apples, celery, and nuts gently, then spoon mixture carefully over sliced apples. Chill Until firm. Unmold onto serving platter and garnish with salad greens.