Snow-White Salad Recipe

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I love to collect recipes for all kinds of occasions. This sweet gelatin salad is one I often make for Christmas, decorating it with halved red candied cherries for "holly berries" and green candied cherries cut into "leaves".
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. + chilling
MAKES:16 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. + chilling
MAKES: 16 servings


  • 2 envelopes unflavored gelatin
  • 1/2 cup cold water
  • 1 can (20 ounces) crushed pineapple, undrained
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 2 packages (8 ounces each) cream cheese, softened
  • 1 jar (7 ounces) marshmallow creme
  • 2 envelopes whipped topping mix (Dream Whip)
  • Red and green candied cherries, optional

Nutritional Facts

3/4 cup: 141 calories, 5g fat (4g saturated fat), 16mg cholesterol, 54mg sodium, 21g carbohydrate (18g sugars, 0 fiber), 2g protein.


  1. In a small bowl, combine gelatin and water; set aside. In a saucepan, bring pineapple and sugar to a boil. Remove from the heat; stir in gelatin mixture until completely dissolved.
  2. In a large bowl, beat cream cheese until fluffy. Stir in marshmallow creme and pineapple mixture. Refrigerate for 30 minutes.
  3. Prepare whipped topping according to package directions; fold into pineapple mixture. Pour into an ungreased 13-in. x 9-in. dish. Cover and refrigerate overnight. Decorate with cherries if desired. Yield: 16 servings.
Originally published as Snow-White Salad in Country Woman Christmas Annual 1999, p25

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MY REVIEW User ID: 2044675 245927
Reviewed Mar. 24, 2016

"Was looking for a new salad to have at Christmas this one was very delicious and got rave reviews from the family. They all agreed this one was a keeper!"

raveangelx79 User ID: 3863697 70855
Reviewed Dec. 13, 2010

"it was easy to make and tasted great."

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