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Eggnog Molded Salad Recipe
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Eggnog Molded Salad Recipe

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For an excellent holiday gelatin salad, try this one. It looks so lovely on a platter and tastes good with the fruit and a hint of eggnog flavor. It goes well with any meal because it's refreshing. -Alice Ceresa, Rochester, New York
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 35 min. + chilling
MAKES:10-12 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 35 min. + chilling
MAKES: 10-12 servings


  • 1 teaspoon unflavored gelatin
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 can (16 ounces) sliced pears
  • 1 package (6 ounces) lemon gelatin
  • 1 cup (8 ounces) sour cream
  • 3/4 cup eggnog
  • 1 can (11 ounces) mandarin oranges, drained
  • Orange slices, maraschino cherries and mint leaves, optional

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 piece) equals 153 calories, 5 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 23 mg cholesterol, 56 mg sodium, 25 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 3 g protein.


  1. In a small bowl, combine gelatin and water; set aside. Drain pears, reserving juice; set pears aside. Add enough water to the juice to measure 2 cups. Pour into a saucepan; bring to a boil. Remove from the heat; stir in gelatin mixture and lemon gelatin until completely dissolved. Cool for about 15 minutes. Stir in sour cream and eggnog until well blended. Chill until partially set. Cut the oranges and pears into chunks; add to eggnog mixture. Pour into an oiled 6-cup mold. Chill until firm. Garnish with oranges, cherries and mint if desired. Yield: 10-12 servings.
Originally published as Eggnog Molded Salad in Taste of Home December/January 1996, p39

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Reviewed Dec. 5, 2015

"Very creamy in texture and light in flavor. I would like it to have a bit stronger eggnog taste though. Maybe I will try and change it a bit next time I make it."

Reviewed Feb. 4, 2015

"Looks pretty and has a light, refreshing taste."

Reviewed Dec. 27, 2013

"Served this for Christmas brunch. Followed the recipe except cut back sour cream in favor of a little more eggnog. It was fantastic and very popular---so light and refreshing. It is lovely to look at when decorated with some fresh raspberries. Will definitely put this on our list to repeat again next Christmas. Enjoy!"

Reviewed Dec. 22, 2011

"Every year for XMAS brunch ... light and fruity. We love it."

Reviewed Nov. 22, 2009

"This is beautiful to look at and is very yummy."

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