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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.
Recommended: 30 Fall Harvest Salads
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + chilling
MAKES:6-8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + chilling
MAKES: 6-8 servings

Ingredients

  • 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.

Directions

  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 User ID: 702841 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."

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nelda h. till User ID: 2769024 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."

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Joscy User ID: 2694585 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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