Cherry Topped Eggnog Ring

Submitted by Starscr292

 

 

1 can mandarin orange segments
1 pkg. (4-serving size) cherry or cranberry Jello
1 c. boiling water
1 c. chopped apple
1 pkg. (4-serving size) lemon jello
1 c. boiling water
3/4 c. eggnog
1/4 c. cold water
1 tsp. dark run (optional)
2 c. Cool Whip

Drain mandarin oranges, measuring syrup.  Add water to syrup to make 1 cup.

Dissolve cherry Jello in 1 cup boiling water.  Add measured liquid.  Chill until slightly thickened, about 1-1/4 hours.  Add mandarin oranges and apples.

Spoon into a large 6 cup mold and chill.

Meanwhile, dissolve lemon Jello in 1 cup boiling water.  Cool to room temperature.  Add eggnog, cold water and rum.  Chill until slightly thickened, about 1-1/4 hours.

Fold eggnog mixture into 1 cup Cool Whip.  Spoon over fruit gelatin layer in mold.

Chill until set, about 4 hours or overnight.  Unmold onto chilled serving plate.  Garnish with remaining topping.

If desired, garnish with sugar-coated cherries.  To sugar coat, beat 1 egg white until frothy.  Dip cherries in the egg white and then into granulated sugar.