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Old Timey Applesauce Salad Recipe with Jell-O and 7-Up

Y’all, let’s pull out an oldie but goodie Old Timey Applesauce Salad Recipe with Jell-O and 7-Up. Yes, you read that right!

So, y’all come on and Gather around the table and get ready for a trip down memory lane with this old-timey delight that is sure to warm your heart with memories of days gone by.

We’re talking about a classic applesauce salad that’s been a staple at family gatherings for generations.

This ain’t your everyday salad—oh no, honey! This one’s got a special twist with strawberry Jell-O and a splash of 7-Up to make it all fizzy and fun.

And don’t let the word salad fool ya none, cause we all know this is a congealed dessert. It’s light, refreshing, and just the right amount of nostalgic. Perfect for picnics, potlucks, or just a sweet treat to brighten up your day.

So, let’s head into the kitchen friends and whip up this easy treat.

3 Ingredient Applesauce Jello Salad

dessert glass with red applesauce salad congealed dessert

I like to serve applesauce jello salad up with a bit of whipped topping a fresh strawberry to make it pretty! Doesn’t that look good, y’all?

Applesauce Salad Recipe

Ingredients for preparing an applesauce congealed salad: jar of applesauce, strawberry gelatin and 7UP

Here’s what you’ll need to make this easy applesauce jello salad with 7up:

  • Apple Sauce
  • Strawberry Gelatin
  • 7UP

How to prepare Applesauce Salad

pot with applesauce

Begin by adding the apple sauce to a small saucepan and bring it to a boil over medium heat.

Strawberry Applesauce Salad

adding strawberry gelatin to boiling applesauce

Next, add the strawberry gelatin to the hot applesauce and stir to combine.

Fizzy 7UP Applesauce Salad

pouring cold carbonated 7up into hot strawberry gelatin applesauce mixture in a pot

Then, add the 7up carbonated beverage and stir to combine. If you’ve made Jell-O before then you see how the 7up is taking the place of the cold water in making this gelatin salad.

Then into the Fridge to Chill

bowl with applesauce salad mixture covered with plastic wrap before refrigerating to set

I’ve tried this applesauce salad in a mold before and it just doesn’t work well for me. It doesn’t set up quite like plain gelatin with the applesauce.

I recommend transferring the applesauce jello to a pretty bowl, or dish you like. I’m using my great-grandmother’s crystal bowl here.

Serve this Classic Applesauce Salad Dessert

spooning out applesauce salad from an antique crystal bowl

Refrigerate the applesauce salad until firm and set, four to six hours. I left mine in the fridge overnight.

What to serve with Applesauce Salad

strawberry applesauce salad dessert serving

Serve your applesauce salad with whipped cream, fresh strawberries, or all on its own for a wonderful sweet treat.

Old fashioned applesauce salad gelatin dessert is perfect with family meals or your holiday Thanksgiving dinner. Since, we’re calling it a salad (wink), you could even serve it up as a side and nobody would even question it.

Printable Recipe Card

Below is the printable recipe card with all of the details for preparing this easy three ingredient strawberry applesauce salad. 

By the way, it is worth mentioning that folks also love using raspberry Jell-O and cherry Jell-O when making this dessert. I like strawberry best myself. Enjoy!

Yield: 8 Servings

Old Timey Applesauce Salad Recipe with Strawberry Jell-O and 7up

Old Timey Applesauce Salad Recipe with Jello and 7-Up served in a glass dessert dish with whipped topping and a fresh strawberry garnish

In this recipe we're whipping up an old-fashioned treat that's sure to take you back to those cozy family gatherings. It's an Applesauce Salad made with a twist of strawberry jello and a splash of 7UP. Imagine the sweet, tangy flavor of fresh applesauce blending perfectly with the bubbly zest of 7UP and the fruity burst of strawberry jello. It's a delightful, jiggly dessert that's just as fun to make as it is to eat. Perfect for a potluck or a festive holiday table, this salad is a true Southern classic that'll have everyone coming back for seconds! Serve it up with a dollop of whipped cream and a fresh strawberry garnish and enjoy!

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Additional Time 4 hours
Total Time 4 hours 15 minutes


  • 16 ounces Apple Sauce (I used White House All Natural with no high fructose syrup)
  • 3 ounce Strawberry Gelatin (or raspberry or cherry)
  • 10 ounces Cold 7-UP Carbonated Beverage


  1. Begin by adding the applesauce to a small saucepan, place the pot on the stovetop over medium heat and bring the applesauce to a boil.
  2. Next, add the strawberry Jell-O to the boiling applesauce, remove from the heat and stir to combine.
  3. Next, add the cold 7up and stir to combine.
  4. Transfer the applesauce gelatin mixture into a bowl or square baking dish (I find that molds don't work well for this dessert), cover and refrigerate 4-6 hours, or overnight, until set.
  5. Serve on its own or with whipped cream and fresh strawberry garnish, if desired.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 45Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 3mgCarbohydrates: 11gFiber: 1gSugar: 9gProtein: 1g

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Old Timey Applesauce Salad Recipe with Jell-O and 7-UP

Well, sugar, there you have it! Our old-timey applesauce salad with Jell-O and 7-Up is all set and ready to bring some cheer to your table.

Trust me, one spoonful and you’ll be transported back to those good ole days.

Whether you’re serving it up at a family gathering, a picnic, or just because you’re in the mood for a little taste of nostalgia, this delightful dish is sure to hit the spot.

It’s been a joy sharing this recipe with y’all, and I just know you’re gonna love every bite of this sweet, tangy, and fizzy treat. Remember, the best dishes are made with a pinch of love and a dash of fun, and this applesauce salad is no exception.

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From my kitchen to yours, happy cooking and even happier eating!


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Monday 17th of June 2024

I had some fun with this one! I made it while my husband was not home, and when I served it to him I made him guess the ingredients! He did NOT guess them, but we sure enjoyed the salad! I grew up in Texas, but this was a new one for me. Thanks, Julia! We loved it! Now we're anxious to make it and have others try to guess the ingredients! :)

Julia Jordan

Tuesday 18th of June 2024

I am so happy that y'all enjoyed it! I think it is such a fun treat. If I had been served it without knowing the ingredients, I wouldn't have guessed myself. ~Julia


Tuesday 11th of June 2024

I can not print Old Timey Applesauce Salad Recipe.. something pops up McAfee and another box saying I can not unlock unless I click on that box. Please tell me what is going on with your page .

Julia Jordan

Wednesday 12th of June 2024

Hi Vicki, The box that asked you to unlock to print on my recipes is simply asking for you to add your email, as a free user of the website and it gives you access to print any of my recipes you want. Enjoy! ~Julia

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