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Eggnog Molded Salad

For an excellent holiday gelatin salad, try this one. It looks so lovely on a platter and tastes good with the fruit and a hint of eggnog flavor. It goes well with any meal because it's refreshing. -Alice Ceresa, Rochester, New York
  • Total Time
    Prep: 35 min. + chilling
  • Makes
    12 servings


  • 1 teaspoon unflavored gelatin
  • 1 can (15-1/4 ounces) sliced pears
  • 1 package (6 ounces) lemon gelatin
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 3/4 cup eggnog
  • 1 can (11 ounces) mandarin oranges, drained
  • Orange slices, maraschino cherries and mint leaves, optional


  • In a small bowl, sprinkle unflavored gelatin over 1/4 cup cold water; let stand 1 minute.
  • Drain pears over a 2-cup measuring cup, reserving syrup. Add enough water to the syrup to measure 2 cups; pour into a saucepan. Bring to a boil; remove from heat. Add lemon gelatin and unflavored gelatin mixture; stir 2 minutes to dissolve completely. Cool 15 minutes.
  • Stir in sour cream and eggnog until well blended. Refrigerate until partially set.
  • Cut oranges and drained pears into chunks; stir into gelatin mixture. Pour into a 6-cup ring mold coated with cooking spray. Refrigerate, covered, until firm. If desired, serve with oranges, cherries and mint.

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  • Dawn
    Feb 15, 2021

    I made this for my sisters house Christmas and she lived this. Shes a big eggnog lover.

  • hkarow9713
    Dec 5, 2015

    Very creamy in texture and light in flavor. I would like it to have a bit stronger eggnog taste though. Maybe I will try and change it a bit next time I make it.

  • dwinokur
    Feb 4, 2015

    Looks pretty and has a light, refreshing taste.

  • anita j rhodes
    Dec 27, 2013

    Served this for Christmas brunch. Followed the recipe except cut back sour cream in favor of a little more eggnog. It was fantastic and very popular---so light and refreshing. It is lovely to look at when decorated with some fresh raspberries. Will definitely put this on our list to repeat again next Christmas. Enjoy!

  • virtualdynamo
    Dec 22, 2011

    Every year for XMAS brunch ... light and fruity. We love it.

  • MyraRose
    Nov 22, 2009

    This is beautiful to look at and is very yummy.

  • sandyott
    Dec 24, 2007

    No comment left

  • krbmom
    Dec 13, 2007

    I've been making this for several years and love it, it has a lemony and eggnog taste and the fruit is a nice bonus. It is a forgiving recipe, too, and you can probably add what fruit you favor, such as fruit cocktail, peaches, etc.