Jell-O Waldorf Wheel (1979)

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Jell-O Waldorf Wheel (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, nuts with a creamy dressing on top.

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

Bounce a dinner party. Serve a Waldorf Wheel.

Jell-O Waldorf Wheel (1979)

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Waldorf wheel recipe


2 packages (3 oz. each) or 1 package (6 oz.) 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
2 containers (8 oz. each) lemon flavor yogurt
1 tablespoon brown sugar
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon


Dissolve gelatin in boiling water. Add cold water and chill until thickened. Stir in apples, celery, and walnuts and pour into 6-cup ring mold. Chill until firm, about 4 hours.

Meanwhile, combine yogurt, sugar, salt, and cinnamon to make dressing. Chill. Unmold salad. Serve with the dressing; garnish with crisp salad greens, if desired.

Makes 6 cups, or 12 servings

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