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Cherry Pineapple Salad


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Serves 12 | Prep Time 120 | Cook Time

Ingredients

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
Dash salt
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


SERVINGS 12


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Notes

This recipe makes a really pretty salad. My sister-in-law often brings it to our family get-togethers on holidays and special occasions

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