Cherry Pineapple Salad
CATEGORIES
INGREDIENTS
  • Servings: 12
  • Preparation Time: 120
  • 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
DIRECTIONS
  1. In a mixing bowl, dissolve gelatin in water.
  2. Combine pineapple and cherry juices to measure 2-1/2 cups; add along with lemon juice to gelatin.
  3. Divide gelatin in half. Set half of the gelatin aside and chill other half until partially set.
  4. 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.
  5. Spread over chilled gelatin layer. Refrigerate until firm. Chill remaining gelatin mixture until partially set.
  6. Fold in cherries and nuts; spread over cream cheese layer.
  7. Chill for at least 3 hours.
  8. Top with cool Whip, if you like.
  9. PREP TIME 2 Hours
  10. FRIG TIME 3 Hours
  11. SERVINGS 12
RECIPE BACKSTORY
This recipe makes a really pretty salad. My sister-in-law often brings it to our family get-togethers on holidays and special occasions