Sandy's Congealed Sunshine Salad


Note: Grated carrots are typically found in Sunshine Salad. My grandmother and my mother always put carrots in. But I don't like carrots in jello salad, so I omit them. I've never had a complaint over their omission yet!)


1 (3-ounce) package lemon-flavored Jell-O

1 cup boiling water

Cold water (when added to reserved juices, totals 1 cup)

1 (9-ounce) can crushed pineapple, drained and juice reserved

1 can mandarin oranges, drained and juice reserved

1 (8-ounce) carton sour cream

1 teaspoon honey

1/2 cup chopped pecans

1/2 cup grated carrots (optional)

Mayonnaise for garnish


In a large bowl, dissolve the Jell-O into 1 cup of boiling water. Add enough cold water to the pineapple and mandarin orange juice to make 1 cup, and add. Stir in the sour cream, honey, and pecans (carrots are optional). Mix well. Refrigerate for at least 2 hours, until well set. Garnish top of servings with generous dab of mayonnaise.

Makes 4-6 servings