Red and White Christmas Cinnamon Salad
1 3/4 cups apple juice
2/3 cup red cinnamon candies
1 package (6 ounces) lemon flavored gelatin
1 jar (24 ounces) applesauce
1 package (8 ounces) Wisconsin cream cheese, softened
1/2 cup sour cream
1/2 cup chopped pecans
1/2 cup diced celery
1 teaspoon lemon juice
Bring apple juice to boil in medium saucepan. Add candies and gelatin; stir until dissolved. Add applesauce; mix well. Pour half of gelatin into 9 inch pan or 2 quart clear glass bowl. Chill until firm. Allow remaining half of gelatin to stand at room temperature.
Combine cream cheese, sour cream, lemon juice, pecans and celery; mix well. Spread evenly over gelatin in pan. Pour remaining gelatin mixture over cream cheese layer; chill until firm. Cut into squares. Serve on lettuce-lined salad plates, garnished with additional red cinnamon candies and celery leaves.