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Blueberry Gelatin Salad

I find myself making this blueberry jello salad often. People request this layered treat for potlucks all the time. This dish can be served as either a salad or a dessert. And preparing it a day ahead makes it taste even better! —Mildred Livingston, Phoenix, Arizona
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min. + chilling
  • Makes
    12 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 packages (3 ounces each) cherry gelatin
  • 2 cups boiling water
  • 1 can (15 ounces) blueberries, drained
  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1/4 cup chopped pecans

Directions

  • In a large bowl, dissolve gelatin in boiling water; stir in blueberries. Pour into a 11x7-in. dish; chill until set.
  • In a large bowl, beat cream cheese and sugar until smooth. Add vanilla and sour cream; mix well. Spread over the gelatin layer; sprinkle with pecans. Chill several hours or overnight.
Nutrition Facts
1 piece: 239 calories, 12g fat (7g saturated fat), 34mg cholesterol, 99mg sodium, 30g carbohydrate (29g sugars, 1g fiber), 4g protein.

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  • bonni1463
    Jun 10, 2020

    My Aunt Doris called this her picnic salad. She would decorate it with little plastic ants just to see peoples reaction. It was always delicious.

  • TamiSueGarcia
    Jun 10, 2020

    I've been making this for years. It's delicious! I add a small can of crushed pineapple and some chopped nuts (I prefer walnuts but most people prefer pecans) to the jello. I also use 1 1/2 cup of water and use some of the juice from the canned blueberries to make the other 1/2 cup needed. Add water if there isn't enough for 1/2 cup.

  • deb9962
    Mar 8, 2020

    this salad is delicious and decadent!! my husband says 12 out of 10 stars!! I used fresh/frozen blueberries. the other thing I want to try next time I make this is using more jello!

  • Gayle
    Jan 17, 2018

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  • sands1
    Apr 18, 2016

    My sister gave me this recipe several years ago and I have been making it every since. It is easy to make and tastes great. I use blackberry jello instead of cherry and yes, I use blueberry pie filling.

  • CoreenR
    Apr 13, 2016

    Response to those asking if you could use blueberry pie filling: I make a similiar recipe which can be found by typing Creamy Blueberry Gelatin Salad into the Taste of Home search engine. It uses blueberry pie filling and grape jello. It always gets rave reviews when I bring to summer functions.

  • vikiboo
    Apr 2, 2016

    I make this with frozen blueberries and frozen rasberries and change the topping to crushed up gluten free cookies . Its a delicious gluten free nut free treat.

  • lovydvy
    Apr 2, 2016

    looks delish! can i use blueberry pie filling? I never saw blueberry in a can any other way

  • Queenlalisa
    Dec 24, 2013

    I love this recipe. I have been making it for years.

  • vadiner
    Aug 12, 2013

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