Turkey-cranberry layer loaf & turkey salad recipes (1948)

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Turkey Layer Loaf recipe

Cranberry Layer

Ingredients: 2 cups canned jellied cranberry sauce; 1/2 cup water, 1 envelope plain gelatin, 2 tablespoons cold water

Directions: Soak gelatin in cold water 5 minutes. Crush cranberry sauce; add water and gelatin. Heat thoroughly. Pour half of the mixture into loaf-shaped mold. Chill until firm.

Turkey Layer

Ingredients: 1 envelope Ann Page Plain Gelatin, 1/3 cup cold water, 2 cups leftover diced turkey, 1/2 teaspoon salt, 1/2 cup chopped celery, 1/2 cup sliced stuffed olives, 1/2 cup mayonnaise or salad dressing.

Directions: Soak gelatin in cold water 5 minutes. Dissolve over boiling water in top of double boiler. Add turkey, celery, olives, mayonnaise, salt. When cranberry layer is firm, add turkey misture. Add remaining thickened cranberry mixture for top layer. When firm, unmold. Serve with olives and dressing. Serves 6.

Turkey Salad recipe


2 cups diced turkey
2 cups diced celery
2 cups orange slices
3/4 cup French salad dressing or mayonnaise
Salad Greens


Combine turkey, celery, orange slices with salad dressing. Season to taste. Serve from salad bowl lined with greens. Garnish, if desired, with 1/2 cup toasted almonds. Makes 5 servings

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