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Frosted Strawberry Salad Recipe

Frosted Strawberry Salad Recipe

My daughter, Katherine Beth, has requested that her grandmother, Thelma Bell, make this sweet rick gelatin salad with its fluffy topping for every family get-together. So when she and Patrick Althouse planned their nuptials, this delightful salad was part of the bountiful potluck buffet.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + chilling YIELD:16-20 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 packages (6 ounces each) strawberry gelatin
  • 3 cups boiling water
  • 2 packages (10 ounces each) frozen sweetened sliced strawberries, thawed
  • 1 can (20 ounces) crushed pineapple, undrained
  • 1 cup chopped pecans
  • 1/2 cup chopped maraschino cherries
  • TOPPING:
  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 1 jar (7 ounces) marshmallow creme
  • 1 carton (8 ounces) frozen whipped topping, thawed
  • Fresh strawberries and mint

Directions

  • 1. In a large bowl, dissolve gelatin in boiling water. Stir in strawberries and pineapple. Refrigerate until partially set.
  • 2. Stir in pecans and cherries. Transfer to a 13-in. x 9-in. dish. Chill for 2 hours or until firm.
  • 3. For topping, in a small bowl, beat cream cheese and marshmallow creme just until combined; fold in whipped topping. Spread over salad. Chill for several hours or overnight. Cut into squares. Garnish with strawberries and mint. Yield: 16-20 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 each) equals 216 calories, 10 g fat (5 g saturated fat), 12 mg cholesterol, 65 mg sodium, 30 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 2 g protein.