Strawberry Pear Gelatin Recipe
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Strawberry Pear Gelatin Recipe

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Mother always had a way of making every dish she served just a little more special. A good example is this fluffy salad. It's both fruity and refreshing. -Linda McGinty, Parma, Ohio
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + chilling
MAKES:12-16 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + chilling
MAKES: 12-16 servings


  • 1 can (29 ounces) pears
  • 1 package (6 ounces) strawberry gelatin
  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, cubed
  • 1 carton (8 ounces) frozen whipped topping, thawed
  • Mandarin oranges, optional

Nutritional Facts

1 piece: 160 calories, 7g fat (5g saturated fat), 16mg cholesterol, 70mg sodium, 21g carbohydrate (19g sugars, 0 fiber), 2g protein.


  1. Drain pears, reserving juice. Chop pears and set aside. Add water to the juice to measure 3 cups. Place in a saucepan; bring to a boil. Add gelatin and stir until dissolved. Whisk in cream cheese until smooth. Refrigerate until slightly thickened. Whisk in whipped topping until smooth. Add chopped pears.
  2. Transfer to a 13-in. x 9-in. dish. Cover and refrigerate until firm. Cut into squares. Garnish with mandarin oranges if desired. Yield: 12-16 servings.
Originally published as Strawberry Pear Gelatin in Taste of Home October/November 1999, p35

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homemadewithlove User ID: 4311884 224369
Reviewed Apr. 7, 2015

"I puree the pears for a smooth texture and use lite cream cheese and Cool Whip. Served on a bed of lettuce looks lovely for Easter."

vickistidham User ID: 6171156 88701
Reviewed Jun. 1, 2014

"Great recipe! I made mine the way the other poster did (sugar free jello and pears along with fat free cool whip and cream cheese. Tasted fantastic and no one knew they were eating healthier."

Sue Zappa User ID: 1094741 59901
Reviewed Dec. 18, 2012

"This recipe is one of my family's favorites. I'd lost it, along with some issues of Taste of Home, when we moved to a different city. My oldest son reminded me of it when his birthday came around, but we couldn't even remember the name of it! Found it on this website & we've been enjoying it again for 6 yrs. The only thing I've modified is beating the jello with my electric mixer on low speed after adding the cream cheese & using sugar-free jello & fat-free cream cheese & Cool Whip. I also use pears packed in juice. Absolutely wonderful!"

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