A reader submitted this Cherry Coke Salad With Cherry Pie Filling Recipe to the GRIT Recipe Box.
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Patricia Yost, of Raytown, Missouri, wrote to request a recipe for Cherry Coke salad. She says a can of soda pop was added to cherry pie filling.
Several versions came to us in response to Patricia’s request. Some used cherry pie filling, others sour cherries.
Beverly Payne of El Sobrante, California, sends a slightly different version.
Cherry Coke Salad
1 can (20 ounces) crushed pineapple
1/2 cup water
2 packages (3 ounces each) cherry gelatin
1 can (21 ounces) cherry pie filling
3/4 cup Coca-Cola
Drain pineapple, reserving juice. Set pineapple aside.
In saucepan or microwaveable dish, bring juice and water to a boil. Add gelatin; stir until dissolved. Stir in pie filling and soda.
Pour into serving bowl. Refrigerate until slightly thickened. Fold in pineapple. Refrigerate until firm. Garnish with whipped topping to serve. Yields 10 to 12 servings.