How to make a vintage double-decker peach Jello salad like they did in the ’70s

Creamy double-decker peach Jello salad recipe

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Creamy double-decker peach Jello salad recipe

Bounce a Sunday dinner – Here’s a peachy keen creamy double-decker peach jello salad recipe from 1979, which features apricot brandy, sliced peaches and orange gelatin. (Check out the variations below the recipe, too!)

Vintage double-decker peach Jello salad

Creamy double-decker peach Jello salad recipe

Creamy double-decker peach Jello salad (1979)

Yield: Makes 5 cups or 10 servings


  • 1 can (16 ounces) sliced peaches, drained and diced
  • 2 tablespoons apricot brandy (optional)
  • 2 packages (3-ounce) or 1 package (6 oz.) JELL-O Orange Flavor Gelatin
  • 2 cups boiling water
  • 1-1/2 cups cold water
  • 1 container (4 oz.) Cool Whip, thawed


  1. Sprinkle peaches with brandy and set aside.
  2. Dissolve gelatin in boiling water. Stir in cold water and chill until thickened.
  3. Fold peaches into half the gelatin and spoon into 6-cup mold. Chill until set but not firm, about 10 minutes.
  4. Blend whipped topping into remaining gelatin and spoon over clear layer in mold. Chill until firm, about 4 hours.
  5. Unmold. Garnish with crisp salad greens, if desired.

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 10 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 18Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 5mgCarbohydrates: 2gFiber: 0gSugar: 2gProtein: 1g

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Here are some variations to try!

Peach jello salad: Vintage Mississippi recipe from 1975

1 3 oz. pkg. peach jello
8 oz. cream cheese
1 small can sliced peaches
2 C. prepared dream whip or whipped topping

Prepare jello, substituting the peach syrup [from the canned peaches] for part of the water. Pour jello, peaches, cream cheese and topping into a blender for one second, or blend all ingredients by hand until well blended. Pour into bowl and place in refrigerator until firm.

From the Clarion-Ledger (Jackson, Mississippi) May 20, 1975

Peach jello salad: Vintage Alabama recipe from 1972

2 3-ounce packages of peach gelatin dessert (jello)
3 bananas
1 large can of sliced or halved peaches (heavy syrup)
1 tsp. almond flavoring.

Add 2 cups boiling water to the two packages of jello. Add enough peach juice and water to make another 1-3/4 cups of liquid. Add 1 tsp. almond flavoring. Add the 3 bananas sliced and the can of peaches cut up. Pour into a ring or molds to congeal. Frozen peaches are a very good substitute for the canned peaches, or you may use 1 pkg. of the jello, 1-1/2 bananas and a small can of peaches and 1/2 tsp. almond flavoring.

From The Anniston Star (Anniston, Alabama) Feb 27, 1972

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