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Molded Cherry-Pineapple Salad Recipe

I found this recipe in an area newspaper years ago. When this festive salad appears at a potluck, folks always come back for seconds...and sometimes thirds! I sometimes tint it with food coloring for the holidays.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + chilling YIELD:8-10 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 envelopes unflavored gelatin
  • 1/4 cup cold water
  • 1 can (20 ounces) crushed pineapple, undrained
  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons maraschino cherry juice
  • 1/2 pint heavy whipping cream, whipped
  • 12 maraschino cherries, halved

Directions

  • 1. In a medium saucepan, dissolve gelatin in cold water. Add pineapple, cream cheese, sugar and juices; cook over medium heat, stirring often, until cream cheese is melted and gelatin is dissolved. Chill until syrupy. Fold in cream and cherries. Pour into an oiled 6-cup mold. Chill until firm. Yield: 8-10 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 slice) equals 253 calories, 17 g fat (10 g saturated fat), 58 mg cholesterol, 80 mg sodium, 24 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 4 g protein.