Cherry Pineapple Salad
1/2 cup coarsely chopped nuts
1/3 cup lemon juice
1/3 cup whipping cream
1 (20 ounce) can pineapple tidbits, drained with juice reserved
3 (3 ounce) packages cherry gelatin
2 (3 ounce) packages cream cheese, softened
2 (16.5 ounce) cans pitted dark sweet cherries, drained with juice reserved
1/3 cup Miracle Whip
2 1/3 cups boiling water
In a mixing bowl, dissolve gelatin in water.
Combine pineapple and cherry juices to measure 2-1/2 cups; add along with lemon juice to gelatin.
Divide gelatin in half. Set half of the gelatin aside and chill other half until partially set.
Fold pineapple into chilled gelatin; pour into a 13-in. x 9-in. x 2-in. pan. Chill until almost firm. Whip cream, Miracle Whip , cream cheese and salt until light and fluffy.
Spread over chilled gelatin layer. Refrigerate until firm. Chill remaining gelatin mixture until partially set.
Fold in cherries and nuts; spread over cream cheese layer.
Chill for at least 3 hours.
Top with cool Whip, if you like.
PREP TIME 2 Hours
FRIG TIME 3 Hours
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This recipe makes a really pretty salad. My sister-in-law often brings it to our family get-togethers on holidays and special occasions