Jell-O Holiday Cranberry Mold
2 cups boiling water
1 package (8-serving size) or 2 packages (4-serving size) Jell-O Brand Cranberry Flavor Gelatin
1 1/2 cups cold ginger ale or water
2 cups halved green and/or red seedless grapes
1 can (11 ounces) mandarin orange segments, drained
Stir boiling water into gelatin in large bowl 2 minutes or until completely dissolved. Stir in cold ginger ale. Refrigerate about 1 1/2 hours or until thickened (spoon drawn through leaves definite impression). Stir in fruit. Spoon into 5-cup mold.
Refrigerate 4 hours or until firm. Unmold. Garnish as desired.
Unmolding: Dip mold in warm water for about 15 seconds. Gently pull gelatin from around edges with moist fingers. Place moistened serving plate on top of mold. Invert mold and plate; holding mold and plate together, shake slightly to loosen. Gently remove mold and center gelatin on plate.
source: vintage Jell-O advertisement.
My mother notes on the magazine clipping that she made this recipe in 1997 for my cousin Michelle's birthday party.