Frozen Christmas Salad Recipe
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Frozen Christmas Salad Recipe

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My mom’s use of red and green cherries to decorate dishes at Christmastime inspired me to create my holiday gelatin mold. It’s cool, creamy and fun to serve guests.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. + freezing
MAKES:10 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. + freezing
MAKES: 10 servings


  • 1 can (20 ounces) crushed pineapple, drained
  • 2 cups miniature marshmallows
  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 12 red maraschino cherries, chopped and patted dry
  • 12 green maraschino cherries, chopped and patted dry
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream


  1. In a small bowl, combine pineapple and marshmallows. Set aside until marshmallows are softened, about 15 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, in a small bowl, beat cream cheese and mayonnaise until smooth. Stir into marshmallow mixture. Fold in cherries and walnuts.
  3. In a small bowl, beat whipping cream until soft peaks form. Fold into pineapple mixture. Spoon into a 6-cup mold; freeze overnight. Let stand at room temperature for 15-20 minutes; unmold onto a serving plate. Yield: 10 servings.
Originally published as Frozen Christmas Salad in Taste of Home Christmas Annual Annual 2013, p59

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jhoyt User ID: 5721912 184646
Reviewed Dec. 25, 2013

"I made this last night and I have second thoughts about serving it for Christmas dinner. I researched too late but found this recipe on and it called for 1 Tbs of mayonnaise not 1/2 cup. I'm afraid this salad is ruined. Taste of Home should double check their recipes before printing them in their cookbooks!"

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