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Jellied Ginger-Upper

The Jellied Ginger-Upper was as weird as it sounds, and looks in the picture.

1 package Jell-O, any red flavor
1 cup boiling water
1 bottle (7 fl. oz) ginger ale

1 1/2 teaspoons lemon juice
1 cup diced fresh or drained canned pears or peaches

Dissolve gelatin in boiling water. Gradually add ginger ale and lemon juice. Chill until thickened; stire in pears. Spoon into individual molds or a 3-cup mold. Chill until firm. Unmold and garnish with Frosted Fresh Grapes and green leaves, if desired. Makes about 3 cups or 6 servings.

This one cracks me up for many reasons. I always laugh when they refer to “red flavors”… what? Also amen hallelujah that I’m allowed to use FRESH pears for this one. I’m curious what the actual threshold is in these recipes to allow fresh vs. canned.  I ignored the “garnish” of Frosted Fresh Grapes since I just made those. If I had looked ahead at this recipe, I would have been more thoughtful about what flavor Jell-O those needed to be. I don’t think grapes + cherry + “red” + pears really sounds that great. But honestly, “red” flavor + pears was/wasn’t that great either.

Awarded two Jell-Os for being “meh” but not awful (I’m still scared, and saving the one-Jell-Os for future recipes)

// all recipes copyright 1973 general foods corporation

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