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Strawberry Pear Gelatin

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

Ingredients

  • 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

Directions

  • 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.
  • Transfer to a 13-in. x 9-in. dish. Cover and refrigerate until firm. Cut into squares. Garnish with mandarin oranges if desired.
Nutrition Facts
1 piece: 160 calories, 7g fat (5g saturated fat), 16mg cholesterol, 70mg sodium, 21g carbohydrate (19g sugars, 0 fiber), 2g protein.

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