Monday, November 21, 2016

Count Down to Give Thanks


Grandma's/Aunt Betty's Black Cherry Jello

2        large packages black cherry Jello (or 3 small packages)
2        cans black cherries (not pie filling)
1/2 c  Creme sherry (optional, deduct 1/2 cup from the water if using)
1/2 c. - 1 c. chopped walnuts (optional)

Make Jello according to the directions -- (except: don't add the cold water yet... you are going to substitute the cherry juice and creme sherry for the cold liquid addition added after the Jello is dissolved in the heated water). 

Drain the juice from the black cherries, reserve juice.
Add cherries to dissolved Jello (be careful it stains).
Measure cherry juice, creme sherry and water to "equate" to box directions for cold water addition at this point.
Add chopped walnuts if desired. 
Cover and refrigerate.
I make this the night before Thanksgiving Day. 
Notes: I have never been able to find sugar-free black cherry Jello.
Lovely family, savor the sweet.

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