Fruited Cheese Salad

From the Food section of a newspaper in Van Nuys, CA we find a Fruited Cheese Salad. At first I wasn’t quite sure what exactly that would be, but as it turns out, it belongs in Jello hell. Maybe the canapé recipe off to the side can make up for it. To compensate I included the back side of this clipping down below. It is sometimes fun to see what was in the paper – in this case real estate. I also hate-love the condescending copy “Frankly we recommend it specifically for those feminine affairs when a salad is a consciously fussy affair…” This is some low paid Food writer’s way of saying “I have to put this in the paper because the recipe came from the boss’s wife, but I’M not going to eat it…”

Fruited Cheese Molded Salad

2 cups pitted, cooked prunes

3 grapefruits

1 1/2 tablespoons plain gelatin

3 tablespoons cold water

1 pint cottage cheese

1 cup mayonnaise

3/4 cup chili sauce

1/4 pint whipping cream


Cut prunes into pieces. Peel grapefruit, remove sections and if sections are large, cut into halves. Soften gelatin in cold water and dissolve over hot water. Combine cottage cheese, mayonnaise, chili sauce and dissolved gelatin. Add stiffly beaten cream, prunes, grapefruit and blend thoroughly. Pour into a shallow pan and chill. Cut into squares and serve on crisp lettuce. Serves 10 to 12.




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