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Cherry Pineapple Salad Recipe

Cherry Pineapple Salad Recipe

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
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + chilling YIELD:12-16 servings

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

  • 1. 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.
  • 2. 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.
  • 3. 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.

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.