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Cherry Pineapple Salad

 Cherry Pineapple Salad
This recipe makes a really pretty salad. My sister-in-law often brings it to our family get-togethers on holidays and special occasions. —Leona Luecking, West Burlington, Iowa
12-16 ServingsPrep: 20 min. + chilling

Ingredients

  • 3 packages (3 ounces each) cherry gelatin
  • 2-1/3 cups boiling water
  • 2 cans (16-1/2 ounces each) pitted dark sweet cherries
  • 1 can (20 ounces) pineapple tidbits
  • 1/3 cup lemon juice
  • 1/3 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1/3 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 packages (3 ounces each) cream cheese, softened
  • Dash salt
  • 1/2 cup coarsely chopped nuts

Directions

  • In a large bowl, dissolve gelatin in water. Drain and reserve enough
  • cherry and pineapple juices to measure 2-1/2 cups; add to gelatin
  • with lemon juice. Set fruits aside.
  • Divide gelatin in half. Set aside one portion of gelatin at room
  • temperature; chill the other portion until partially set. Fold
  • pineapple into chilled gelatin; pour into a 13-in. x 9-in. dish.
  • Chill until almost firm.
  • In a small bowl, beat the cream, mayonnaise, cream cheese and salt
  • until light and fluffy. Spread over chilled gelatin layer.
  • Refrigerate until firm. Chill reserved gelatin mixture until
  • partially set. Fold in cherries and nuts; spread over cream cheese
  • layer. Chill for at least 3 hours. Yield: 12-16 servings.

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Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 piece) equals 151 calories, 10 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 14 mg cholesterol, 65 mg sodium, 16 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 2 g protein.