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Pear Lime Gelatin Recipe

Pear Lime Gelatin Recipe

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 YIELD: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


  • 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.

Nutritional Facts

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

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MY REVIEW User ID: 6993142 75816
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!"

Joscy User ID: 2694585 85524
Reviewed Jun. 6, 2013

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

Joscy User ID: 2694585 83786
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"

erinmarie78 User ID: 1623503 77473
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!"

butterfly3gayle User ID: 3267063 83785
Reviewed Dec. 31, 2011

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

lucy1111 User ID: 2941351 35018
Reviewed Jun. 2, 2011

"I always double this because we like it so much. I boil 2 c. juice/water in microwave,then put it in the blender with the jello until dissolved (careful, it's hot). Then I add 8oz. cream cheese a piece at a time while blending. Then put in your pears, and pulse until they are coarse. Pour into a bowl with the last cup of water, and add the topping when it's partially set. It makes this so easy!"

ZumaCook User ID: 4318856 34327
Reviewed May. 17, 2011

"One of my favourites to make. So creamy & pure deliciousness!!"

KY_Cook User ID: 1619535 110961
Reviewed Oct. 15, 2010

"I really enjoy this recipe cause it's fast and it's scrumptious and goes well with any menu. Thanks for yet another favorite"

Joker_269 User ID: 3862958 77472
Reviewed Mar. 29, 2010

"I have made this recipe many times, and each time it is a hit. Thanks for sharing. I also tried it with cherries blended thru a blender so they are nice and smooth then used wild cherry jell-o, this is an awesome change."

Hannah0418 User ID: 1795891 28260
Reviewed Dec. 28, 2009

"VERY yummy! rich and creamy - will definately make it again."

brodie123 User ID: 2850726 83866
Reviewed Mar. 28, 2009

"Couldn't you use sugar free gelatin and sugar free cool whip to really lower the carbs and the calories?"

mardy User ID: 20735 49346
Reviewed Nov. 15, 2008

"a great recipe,certainly a family favorite,we have a daughter in law, and a grandaughter with celiac disease, and this is frequently requested."

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