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Lime Pear Salad

 Lime Pear Salad
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.
6-8 ServingsPrep: 20 min. + chilling

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

Directions

  • 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.
  • 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.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 slice) equals 184 calories, 7 g fat (5 g saturated fat), 26 mg cholesterol, 85 mg sodium, 28 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 3 g protein.