Pear Lime Gelatin Recipe
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Pear Lime Gelatin Recipe

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Packed with pears, this jolly gelatin salad is a light and refreshing treat. My Mom knew that fruit served in this fun form would get gobbled right up. She also liked it because the bowl looked like a sparkling jewel on our dinner table.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + chilling
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + chilling
MAKES: 6 servings


  • 1 can (29 ounces) pear halves in juice
  • 1 package (3 ounces) lime gelatin
  • 1 package (3 ounces) cream cheese, cubed
  • 1 cup whipped topping

Nutritional Facts

3/4 cup: 172 calories, 3g fat (2g saturated fat), 5mg cholesterol, 398mg sodium, 21g carbohydrate (0g sugars, 2g fiber), 8g protein Diabetic Exchanges:2 fruit, 1 fat


  1. Drain pears, reserving juice; set pears and aside. Measure the juice; add water if needed to equal 1-1/2 cups. Pour into a saucepan; bring to a boil. Add gelatin; stir until dissolved. Gradually add cream cheese, whisking until smooth.
  2. Cover and refrigerate until cool. Mash reserved pears; fold into gelatin mixture. Fold in whipped topping. Pour into a 6-cup serving bowl. Refrigerate until set. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Pear Lime Gelatin in Taste of Home December/January 2001, p35

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Reviewed Oct. 11, 2014

"Since childhood, I have always loved the combination of lime and pears. I love this recipe and have made it half a dozen times. Even a novice at cooking can make it! I wish they still sold cream cheese in 3oz. packages like they did years ago--I can only find the 8-oz. packages and have to cut them up, leaving the rest to go bad in the fridge!"

Reviewed Jun. 6, 2013

"Just noticed ~~ this is also diabetic friendly, something I can have, without the guilt. LOL"

Reviewed Jun. 6, 2013

"This salad looks beautiful. You can sure bet this will win positive compliments at our house. Thank you for sharing. Joscy"

Reviewed Jul. 18, 2012

"Good! I followed the recipe exactly, except I pureed the pears instead of mashing them... I figured my family would've been less likely to eat them with the smooth & chunky texture, so I made it all smooth. They called it green mousse :-) It's not a recipe I would make often, pretty rich, but definitely one to keep on hand for the holidays! Mine turned out a tad runny, but I think it's because I didn't let it set up long enough... but supper was ready and I needed to get it on the table! Next time I make this, I'll give it more time in the fridge... still yummy though! If you want something to compare the flavor to, I thought it tasted very similar to key lime whipped yogurt!"

Reviewed Dec. 31, 2011

"This is so easy, creamy and delicious! A friend tried it using lemon jello and it was equally good."

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