Lime-Pear Gelatin Bells Recipe

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For a festive flair, I use bell-shaped molds for this gelatin salad, but use whatever molds you have on hand. It's such a refreshing way to ring in the holiday season.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + chilling
MAKES:12 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + chilling
MAKES: 12 servings


  • 2 packages (3 ounces each) lime gelatin
  • 2 cups boiling water
  • 2 cans (15-1/4 ounces each) sliced or halved pears, drained
  • 12 ounces whipped cream cheese
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream, whipped
  • Leaf lettuce
  • 6 maraschino cherries, halved

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 242 calories, 17g fat (11g saturated fat), 61mg cholesterol, 157mg sodium, 21g carbohydrate (21g sugars, 0 fiber), 3g protein.


  1. In a bowl, dissolve gelatin in boiling water. Place pears in a blender or food processor; cover and process until smooth. Add cream cheese; process until smooth. Add to gelatin and stir well. Refrigerate until cool, about 15 minutes.
  2. Fold in whipped cream. Pour into 12 individual bell-shaped molds or other molds coated with cooking spray. Refrigerate until firm. Unmold onto lettuce-lined plates. Place a piece of cherry at the end of each bell for clapper. Yield: 12 servings.
Originally published as Lime-Pear Gelatin Bells in Taste of Home's Holiday & Celebrations Cookbook Annual 2001, p9

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