Jell-O Waldorf Wheel ring recipe (1979)

Jell-O Waldorf Wheel ring recipe (1979)

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This molded gelatin recipe is Jell-O’s take on the classic Waldorf Salad — a turn-of-the-century hotel menu item that featured apples, celery and nuts with a creamy dressing on top.

Here, the main components are suspended in strawberry gelatin, and the mayo dressing is replaced with a lighter yogurt version.

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Jell-O Waldorf Wheel ring recipe (1979)

Jell-O Waldorf Wheel ring (1979)

Yield: 12 servings
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 4 hours
Total Time: 4 hours 15 minutes


  • 6 ounces Jell-O Brand Strawberry Flavor Gelatin
  • 2 cups boiling water
  • 1-1/2 cups cold water
  • 2 medium apples, diced
  • 1/2 cup diced celery
  • 1/4 cup chopped walnuts
  • 16 ounces lemon flavor yogurt
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon


  1. Dissolve gelatin in boiling water.
  2. Add cold water and chill until thickened.
  3. Stir in apples, celery, and walnuts and pour into a 6-cup ring mold.
  4. Chill until firm, about 4 hours.
  5. Meanwhile, combine yogurt, sugar, salt, and cinnamon to make the dressing.
  6. Chill.
  7. Unmold salad.
  8. Serve with the dressing; garnish with crisp salad greens, if desired.

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 12 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 63Total Fat: 2gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 1mgSodium: 63mgCarbohydrates: 11gFiber: 2gSugar: 7gProtein: 2g

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