Strawberry Mold

Total Time:
2 hr 10 min
Prep:
5 min
Inactive:
2 hr
Cook:
5 min

Yield:
12 servings
Level:
Easy

Ingredients
  • 2 (3-ounce) packages strawberry gelatin
  • 1 cup boiling water
  • 2 (10-ounce) cartons frozen strawberries
  • 1 cup chopped pecans
  • 3 medium bananas, sliced
  • 1 cup crushed pineapple, drained
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1 strawberry, sliced, for garnish
  • 4 slices fresh pineapple, for garnish
Directions

Dissolve the gelatin the boiling water. Add the remaining ingredients except the sour cream. Pour half of the mixture in a salad mold; let chill until firm. Cover with a layer of sour cream, then top with the remaining half of the mixture. Refrigerate until firm. Garnish with fresh strawberry and pineapple.


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my grandmother made this in the 60's for me. I'm 52 now, Brought a smile when I found it.Thank you Paula!! Your dishes always remind me of days gone by.Thanks from a country girl from Missouri- item not reviewed by moderator and published
I've been making this dish since I was a teenager (40+ years ago, and it is always a hit. Paula, you've a knack for collecting the very best recipes. This is, like so many recipes you feature, a keeper. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This recipe was delicious. I left the nuts out because we are not big fans. But I didn't change anything else. LOVED it. I know I was leary about the sour cream but you can't tell it's even sour cream with all the fruit and jello. Tastes more like cream cheese. Will definately be making this again. item not reviewed by moderator and published
MMMMMM was my grandson's comment when he took the first bite. That pretty well says it. What is not to like with all the great flavors and then the nuts for the crunch. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I thought this recipe was very delicious I plan on making it again I love paula deen item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made this recipe per the instructions and was quite disappointed. It definitely needs at least one more cup of water. The recipe doesn't specify sliced or whole berries. I used whole. After putting it together, I think sliced berries would have worked much better. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Oh my G,this is soooo yummy,I love it.My husband like it a lot and he doesnt like bananas and sour cream and I dont like jello but this is so delicious...I just used fresh strawberries and put more water-about two cups,dont know how u can do it with less and i used the hole can w pineapple-juice and fruit and the result is so good.Thank u Paula item not reviewed by moderator and published
I have made this recipe for 30 years and everyone seems to like it. Do not be afraid of the sour cream! It balances the sweetness of the fruit and jello (I always use the sugar free varieties) and tastes almost like a cream cheese topping which you find in many jello mold recipes. For Matthew- you are right to be concerned about jello setting up with FRESH pineapple but using canned pineapple works very well. item not reviewed by moderator and published
To Matthew in NY: I have a very similar recipe that uses blueberries instead of strawberries and the pineapple holds up wonderfully. Just be SURE that you drain it VERY WELL and it should be fine. Also for Barbara in MI: The nuts really do not become mushy when added to this molded salad/desert. When I do mine with the blueberries I always toast the pecans, but I am not sure you have to. I just like what toasting does for the flavor of the nuts. The texture holds up well. Hope I could help. item not reviewed by moderator and published
this recipe looks awesome. My only concern would be that pineapple can break down gelatin. but it looks like that's not a problem. I cant wait to try this recipe item not reviewed by moderator and published
I was asked to bring a red jello dessert to a themed function and found this. It was very simple to make and quite tasty - fresh, fruity, yummy - frankly much better than anticipated for jello... I went back for seconds. I used cherry jelllo and 2 cups of boiling water (can't imagine how 1 would cover all the fruit). I used a bag of frozen strawberries left out to thaw for an hour or so and then sliced and they worked great - easier to slice and helped the first half set up fast. Left out the nuts as I just don't like them. I made it in a glass bowl and it looked pretty and was easy to serve. I'll definitely make it again. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This sounds absolutely delish.. My only concern is being that you mix all ingredients together (except the sour cream) & leave to set/chill overnight wouldn't the pecans get soft & sort of soggy?? I would appreciate any help/information from those lovely readers who have made this dish Many thanks in advance item not reviewed by moderator and published
Loved by absolutely everyone! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I have been making this recipe for over 25 years, since I got the recipe as a teenager at my friend's bridal shower and it has been a hit from day-one! My family loves it, guests polish it off, and everyone requests the recipe! I usually make double or triple the recipe and serve it in a trifle dish or small punch bowl so the beautiful colors of strawberry jello and fruit show between the sour cream layers; it's really lovely and so delicious, too! I even made it with a water pistol hidden in the bottom jello layer as a gag back in the '80's at a "Who Shot JR Party", and it was a hit back then, too! Thanks for sharing such a wonderful recipe! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made this for Easter Brunch and it was outstanding! My family LOVED it. I actually used 2 cups of boiling water to dissolve the Jell-O (I read wrong), but it turned out great. The sour cream sounds like it would be a weird thing to put in the dish, but after sitting over night the other parts sweeten it just right. I won't just be saving this for brunch, can't wait for the next work function to share this with everyone! Paula, you've done it again! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I watched Paula make this on TV... however, the web site recipe instructions differ from what she did. I followed the instructions she gave on the show, which were to DRAIN all the juice from the frozen strawberries and mash up the bananas. I doubt whether you mashed the bananas (as Paula did) or sliced them (as the recipe instructs) would make any difference in the flavor, but if you added the strawberry juice to the recipe, it could really increase the sweetness factor. I gave this recipe 4 stars because we really enjoyed the strawberry mixture... we thought it reminiscent of cranberry relish - only in strawberry flavor and without the tartness! I will make this again but will omit the sour cream... while we didn't dislike the sour cream, we didn't think it enhanced the flavor any and actually prefered the mixture without it. I also used sugar-free gelatin to cut back on the sugar content, and instead of using boiling water, I used half strawberry juice and half pineapple juice to disolve the gelatin. This was a very good accompaniment to our Easter dinner with ham loaf. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Easy and a real pleaser with my truly Southern family, as well as my almost Southern friends. Unless you have an allergy there is absolutely nothing to dislike about this dish. item not reviewed by moderator and published
It was different. I liked it. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made this for 40 preschoolers in individual cups for their midmorning snack. I used fresh strawberries, canned pineapple (no sugar), 1/2 more water in jell-o and added pineapple juice as someone suggested. Next time I'll use sugar free jell-o. I just spread a small layer of sour cream, kids didn't noticed since jell-o is soooo sweet. item not reviewed by moderator and published
It did not have the taste I was expecting. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I recently made this yummy treat for my family and it was a huge hit! Even my five year old loved it!!! Thanks, Paula, for another great recipe! item not reviewed by moderator and published
My family loved this one! Especially my little one. My little boy (23mths) can't get enough of it. He actually can't wait until it sets up so I have to give him a little to snack on. We love your show! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Surprisingly good. I almost omitted the sour cream too - but it was excellent! It doesn't end up tasting like sour cream ... it takes on a more cream cheese/cream flavor. Definately worth a try. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made this the other night for a cookout and received rave reviews. It was very easy to make and made a wonderfully cool, fruity addition to our grilled burgers and other sides. I also mashed the bananas and used a low-fat sour cream. This will be a great summertime dish and I plan to make it at Christmastime since all of the ingredients are readily available year-round. Thanks, Paula! item not reviewed by moderator and published
While I was waiting to put the second layer on the first, I put some of the partially gelled gelatin mixture on angel food cake, and it was divine. That's what I'm having as one of the desserts for Mother's Day. Good tip: I substituted the pineapple juice from the crushed pineapple for the water. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This dessert is perfect and light. My guests always ask for this!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Well the teenagers in the house loved it and my mother loved it. They loved it so much there was none left for the rest of the family so guess I better make more. Thanks Paula. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made this for Easter, but had to make a substitution--my husband and grandkids had eaten the bananas I planned to use for this dish! I added a large can of drained mandarin oranges instead. I put it in a decorative mold and followed the directions and even used the sour cream--even though I was scared it may ruin the dish. It came out simply gorgeous--and everyone in the family loved it. The consensus was that it would be too sweet with whipped cream. I decorated it with mandarin oranges, fresh fanned strawberries and mint sprigs. I will make this again (hopefully with the bananas)! item not reviewed by moderator and published
THIS RECIPE WAS A GREAT HIT!!! EVERYBODY LOVED IT!!! IT WILL BE A CLASSIC FOR YEARS TO COME!!! GREAT JOB PAULA, YOUR THE BEST!!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Family enjoyed very much. Substituted the sour cream for cool whip. Just couldn't talked myself into the sour cream. Great receipe otherwise! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This was delicious and I don't like gelatin. If you didn't like this you made it wrong! It was simple and refreshing. Thanks for the recipe! item not reviewed by moderator and published
My family and I loved this dish. My 16 year old could have eaten the whole dish by himself, he loved it and said it was all fruity and good. He even asked if I got the recipe off of Food Network--where else would I have gotten the recipe from? Thanks Paula for another winning recipe. item not reviewed by moderator and published
She should be ashamed... item not reviewed by moderator and published
This was great!!!! I am also looking for the recipe Paula did with Raspberry jello, pineapple, whole berry cranberry sauce. There was a cream cheese topping. Can someone tell me which episode it was featured on. I can't seem to find it. Thanks item not reviewed by moderator and published
I was surprised!! This is so good!!! I did a lower calorie version, I only put strawberry and bananas, low fat sour cream, sugar free Jello... Thanks Paula!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
quick&easy&very delicious. item not reviewed by moderator and published
My mother made this when ever we were going to have company. Mama is gone now,and I had lost the recipe, and none of my sisters had it. I am so glad to have found it again! Thank you Paula. I have made it many times since finding it and each time I think of my mother and the memories it brings back. item not reviewed by moderator and published
My daughter and I layered the top of the mold with pineapple slices and placed cherries in the center. The dish was a huge hit. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is especially great for potluck parties. item not reviewed by moderator and published
recipe is easy, fast, and family loves it one of their favorite salads item not reviewed by moderator and published
Not quite what I expected, but it was alright. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This recipe was a hit at my granddaughter's wedding shower. All the ladies wanted a copy. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I would never have thought of mashing the bananas or using sour cream instead of whipped cream...but it is an absolutely perfect combination and I wouldn't change a thing!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I added 3/4 c more water and used frozen raspberries and raspberry jello. There were no leftovers! item not reviewed by moderator and published
it is great item not reviewed by moderator and published
Prepared this on Easter, husband couldn't get enough. Very easy to prepare, will make for the next office covered dish luncheon. item not reviewed by moderator and published
this is grate item not reviewed by moderator and published
Great combo ingredients. Found it to set up just too "hard" for our taste. Even used the strawberry liquid from berries, but will add a tad more liquid next time. Served first as salad, then next day as dessert for 2 friends. They thought it was a great "dessert"! They wanted recipe. This is a keeper! item not reviewed by moderator and published
My review would proberly be a high system whitch would be the smoothest cream whith the delightful way of the soft smooth tast on the strawberry mold. item not reviewed by moderator and published
THIS WAS A DELICIOUS, EASY AND FUN DISH TO MAKE. I MADE IT WITH MIXED BERRIES INSTEAD OF STRAWBERRIES AND SERVED IT AT MY EASTER COOK OUT. A SMASHING SUCCESS!!!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I just love her actsent and the way she says pecans (Pee Cans) so Cute I LOVE THIS RECIPE item not reviewed by moderator and published
WOW! It's amazing something so easy to make turned out so good and eye appealing also. I sliced the bananas but the next time I'm going to be bold and squish them like Paula did on her show. This tasted like a banana split to me. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Thisis excellent because of the blended flavors and I wonder what would do if a little mild vinegar were added to this for a sharp taste? item not reviewed by moderator and published
Just made this for Easter brunch and it turned out great! However, I changed it a bit by not adding the sour cream layer and omitting the nuts(my kids don't like them)I also used fresh strawberries cut up. I could see on the TV show that Paula had made it in a baking dish and when she served it, it seemed soft, and I was using a mold so I left out the sour cream, but you could just put add dollop of sour cream later. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I have used both as a jello for the children aa well as a salad on a bed of lettuce. Usually results in requests for the recipe by first-time adult tasters. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I just made this for my Easter Brunch. I was very impressed with the flavor and presentation. Everyone loved it and wanted the recipe. The recipe has an old fashioned feel and it was just wonderful. I definitely would recommend it for a spring lunch or dinner. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Unfortunately, I watched Paula's video AFTER making the strawberry mold. My mold turned out rather soupy because I put in frozen strawberries which gelled the jello very quickly, so I added more boiling water because it was so thick. When I viewed the video today, I see the strawberries were defrosted and drained. The taste was good and I shall make it again with my newfound knowledge! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I'm not good at making jello salads so I hesitated on trying this but I was pleasantly surprised when it turned out perfectly! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This recipe worked well and tasted good. It was a nice sweet addition to my Easter brunch. I did not make any changes or additions. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Excellent. I made this for Easter and everyone loved it. It was simple and quick. I will make this over and over. Not too sweet at all. It's a winner. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Absolutely Fabulous!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I must say that leaving the step out to drain the strawberries made my first go around a mess......and let me add that it doesn't even mention that in her cookbook. it can make or break this fab. receipe. item not reviewed by moderator and published
The sweet strawberries and the tart sour cream are a great combination! I will serve this with sugar-free jello and all fresh strawberries sweetened with Splenda for a low carb brunch item. item not reviewed by moderator and published
My mother used to make this all the time (she's from AL) when I was a kid. There used to almost be a competition as to who had the best copper mold to serve it in. Anyway, I always like it but I put it in one of those tupperware molds instead. Everyone always comments that this is really a great treat. Not too heavy but just right. item not reviewed by moderator and published
My grandmother made this as long as I can remember while she was still alive. My family makes it for all the holidays!! It is wonderful!!!!!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
it was so yummy , looked great, presented well and very easy to make! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This Strawberry Mold was not only easy to make but a croud pleaser. I made it for my family and every one loved it. I will make this again and again. item not reviewed by moderator and published
So easy - and easy to modify to your liking... so good and satisfying! item not reviewed by moderator and published
My best friend's mother had a recipe like this that I have been making for over 20 years and this recipe is excellant!! The sour cream gives this sweet receipe the little extra zing it needs and it is great!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I LOVE THIS RECIPE. HOWEVER, YOU FORGOT TO PUT IN THE PRINTED VERSION THAT PAULA STRAINED THE LIQUID OUT OF THE STRAWBERRYS. I THINK IF I DON'T MAKE THIS FOR A WHILE I WILL FORGET THAT. SONIA RIVERA SAVARESE OAKLAND, NJ item not reviewed by moderator and published
Very easy & very good. A nice cool fruit salad that is very satisfying, especially during those hot summer days. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I tried making this after watching Paula Deen's show. My husband thought the title was funny and non-appetizing... Strawberry MOLD! (I never thought of it that way). But it tastes soooo good. My husband had a serving, and I ate the rest of it all by myself over the next two days! I used walnuts instead of pecans because that's what I had, and it was just so tasty. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I have looked for this recipe for years. My mother made a similar recipe. Taste just the same, WONDERFUL! Great for summer. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is absolutely devine! And extremely simple to make. We liked the bananas sliced instead of mashed. item not reviewed by moderator and published

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