- 1 (6-ounces) package cherry flavored Jell-O
- 1 (16 1/2 ounce) can pitted black bing cherries, drained and juices reserved
- 1 cup boiling water
- 1 pint sour cream or 1 (17-ounce) container whipped cream cheese
Place Jell-O in a large bowl. Add 1 cup reserved cherry juice and boiling water. Whisk thoroughly until Jell-O is dissolved. Transfer to refrigerator and chill until beginning to set, about 15 minutes.
Remove from refrigerator, and add either sour cream or whipped cream cheese. Beat with a hand-held electric mixer until smooth. Add cherries; stir to combine. Pour mixture into a 3-quart mold. Refrigerate until firm.
Quickly dip mold into a bowl of warm water. Wipe mold dry. Place a serving plate on top of mold and invert. Repeat dipping process if necessary to release Jell-O. Serve immediately or chill until serving.
SourceMartha Stewart Living Television, April 1998