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Three-Ring Mold Recipe

Three-Ring Mold Recipe

A dear friend shared this recipe with me some 30 years ago. My family never seems to tire of seeing this salad on the table.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. + chilling YIELD:16-18 servings


  • 2 cans (29 ounces each) pear halves
  • 1 package (3 ounces) cherry gelatin
  • 3/4 cup boiling water
  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 1 package (3 ounces) lemon gelatin
  • 3/4 cup boiling water
  • 3/4 cup cold water
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream, whipped
  • 1 can (20 ounces) crushed pineapple
  • 1 package (3 ounces) lime gelatin
  • 3/4 cup boiling water


  • 1. Drain pears, reserving 3/4 cup juice. Arrange pears in a 4-qt. glass bowl or trifle dish. Dissolve cherry gelatin in boiling water; add reserved juice. Pour over pears. Chill until firm.
  • 2. For second layer, beat cream cheese in a bowl until smooth and creamy. Dissolve lemon gelatin in boiling water; gradually add to cream cheese. Beat until smooth. Stir in cold water. Add cream and blend until smooth. Pour over first layer. Chill until firm.
  • 3. For third layer, drain pineapple, reserving 3/4 cup juice. Dissolve lime gelatin in boiling water; add pineapple and reserved juice. Pour over second layer. Chill until firm. Yield: 16-18 servings.
Editor's Note: This recipe takes time to prepare since each layer must be set before the next layer is added.

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1/2 cup) equals 194 calories, 9 g fat (6 g saturated fat), 32 mg cholesterol, 77 mg sodium, 27 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 3 g protein.