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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 each: 216 calories, 10g fat (5g saturated fat), 12mg cholesterol, 65mg sodium, 30g carbohydrate (24g sugars, 1g fiber), 2g protein .

Reviews for Frosted Strawberry Salad

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MoniLee
Reviewed Dec. 22, 2015

"This is one of my favorite jello salad recipes. I do omit the Maraschino cherries and the pecans. Last year for Christmas Eve dinner I made this and accidently forgot to put in the 2nd container of strawberries and no none noticed and it was still great!"

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goodeatings
Reviewed Feb. 25, 2014

"Made this last nite,WOW, didn't use the nuts but added 3 bananas, used tub of coolwhip cream cheese frosting with bout 3 big tablespoons marsh. cream. Had BIG strawberries so cut in half with stems for garnish. A KEEPER, thanks for recipe."

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susiex4
Reviewed Mar. 27, 2013

"i love this recipe. it is very delicious and easy to make. i have 4 kids and they all love it."

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NinaJ
Reviewed Oct. 18, 2010

"Absolutely wonderful. Love this and will be using it again."

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Becca.J.Jones@state.tn.us
Reviewed Jul. 7, 2008

"Sounds delicious!! Can't wait to make it."

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