Our friend, Dick, shared one of his mother's old family recipes with me. It's a simple to make, but big-on-flavor type of recipe that was so very popular in the 1950's & 1960's ~ Cinnamon Red Hots Mousse. It's been enjoyed by his family for generations. It's an easy to make sweet treat that can be served as a dessert in a pretty glass...or as an old-fashioned type of 'sweet fruit salad'. Just serve it on a lettuce lined salad plate and you've got a hip, retro starter salad. Your call, it works great at both ends of the meal. Cool. Either way we've had it, it's always a favorite. Who can resist a bit of spicy cinnamon candy slipped into a dish? Certainly not me. :)
With its pretty pink hue, I think it would make a nice addition any holiday table, be it ~ Valentine's Day, Easter, or as his mother always did, at Christmas time. Hope you enjoy this blast-from-the-past recipe as much as we do.
- 1 15oz can of crushed pineapple, with juice
- 1/2 cup Cinnamon Red Hots
- 2 cups mini marshmallows
- 1 8oz container Cool Whip, thawed (regular or fat free)
Into a large bowl add the crushed pineapple. Stir in the Cinnamon Red Hots. Allow mixture to stand in the fridge for 24 hours. Add marshmallows and Cool Whip, stir well. Let mousse sit for an hour. Serve as a dessert or as a starter salad. Enjoy!