Thursday, February 24, 2011

Ginger Ale Salad Recipe

This is a congealed salad with gelatin, fruit and ginger ale.

* 1 1/2 envelopes unflavored gelatin
* 1/4 cup cold water
* 1/2 cup hot pineapple juice
* 1/4 cup lemon juice
* 2 tablespoons sugar
* 1/8 teaspoon salt
* 1 cup ginger ale
* 1/2 cup seedless grapes
* 1/2 cup pineapple chunks
* 1/2 cup chopped apple
* 2 tablespoons finely chopped crystallized ginger*

Soften gelatin in cold water; dissolve in the hot pineapple juice then add lemon juice, sugar, salt, and ginger ale. Chill thoroughly until mixture is partially set. Fold in the grapes, pineapple, apple, and ginger. Pour into a 1 1/2 quart mold. Unmold on a bed of greens and serve with whipped cream or salad dressing.

To make candied or crystallized ginger:
Boil 3/4 cup sugar and 1/2 cup water; add 1/2 cup peeled and chopped ginger pieces. Reduce heat to a simmer; simmer for 20 minutes. Drain well and let dry, then sprinkle with granulated sugar.

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