Lime Pear Salad Recipe

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Through my years of working in the food service industry, I've collected a bounty of salad recipes. This pleasantly colored side dish is cool, creamy and comforting.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + chilling
MAKES:6-8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + chilling
MAKES: 6-8 servings


  • 1 package (3 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 1 package (3 ounces) lime gelatin
  • 1 can (16 ounces) pear halves
  • 2 cups vanilla ice cream, softened

Nutritional Facts

1 slice: 184 calories, 7g fat (5g saturated fat), 26mg cholesterol, 85mg sodium, 28g carbohydrate (24g sugars, 1g fiber), 3g protein .


  1. In a bowl, beat cream cheese and gelatin until smooth. Drain pears, reserving syrup; set pears aside. If necessary, add enough water to syrup to equals 1 cup.
  2. In a small saucepan, bring syrup to a boil. Gradually add to gelatin mixture, beating until smooth. Stir in ice cream until dissolved. Mash pears and fold into gelatin mixture. Pour into an greased 6-cup mold. Chill until firm. Yield: 6-8 servings.
Originally published as Lime Pear Salad in Home-Style Soups, Salad and Sandwiches Cookbook 1996, p77

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ebramkamp 202224
Reviewed Feb. 27, 2014

"This is delicious. I added 1 T of lemon juice to the pear syrup after it had boiled. Instead of mashing the pears I just diced them up too."

nelda h. till 21144
Reviewed May. 3, 2013

"Delicious!!! Made with home-canned pears in light syrup. Didn't set as firmly as I thought it should, but did get it out of the mold. Looked good. Couldn't ask for the taste to be better. Will be making quite often. I think this answers the question for the other reviewer. Next time I will probably let it set overnight. I, also, added a cup of chopped walnuts before refrigerating to let firm up. I think that improved the taste and texture."

Joscy 49319
Reviewed Jun. 13, 2009

"Can this gelatin be made with pears in their own juice vs. heavy syrup? Thank you for replying."

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