Prep 20 mins
Cook 12 hrs
This is a refreshing jello salad that is a staple of our family get togethers. This is a recipe from my Grandmother. We now joke about making this jello months in advance (don't do it!!), because my Grandmother brought it for a family dinner and said she had made it weeks before - we could not eat it, but did not have the heart to tell her. It was the beginning signs of Alzheimer's :( for her. I hope she is not spinning in her grave since I am sharing this recipe. We miss her and think of her when we have this jello for Thanksgiving and Christmas.
- 2 1⁄4 cups water
- 3 (3 ounce) boxes lime gelatin
- 1 (20 ounce) can crushed pineapple
- 8 ounces brick cream cheese, softened
- 1⁄2 cup milk
- 1 cup chopped pecans
- Dissolve gelatin in 2 1/4 cup boiling water.
- Drain pineapple and add 1/4 cup of the pineapple liquid to the gelatin mixture.
- Add pineapple to gelatin.
- Pour into 9 x 13 glass casserole and refrigerate until soft set.
- Mix the softened cream cheese and milk together until combined.
- Add the nuts to cheese/milk mixture.
- Mix the jello mixture and cream cheese mixture together.
- Refrigerate overnight and cut into squares to serve.
This recipe has special meaning in our family....Our Mother (That passed away in 2013) Has made this for every holiday dinner & everyone loved it....The only thing different that she did was use Marshmallows instead of Pecans <3 :) Thank you for sharing this
I served this last St. Patty's Day (I'm playing catch up on reviews) and my kids loved it. We all did. It wasn't too sweet that we all liked. I am planning on making it again this week....yummy. Thank you for posting....Stephanie
This is one of my favorite salads and this Easter I made it myself with this recipe. I drained the pineapple and added 1/4 of the liquid to the gelatin mixture. I knew something was wrong right from the beginning -- and later figured out the liquids should have been around 6 cups. This recipe called for barely 3 cups. Needless to say, I threw the liquid from the pineapple away because the recipe did not say to use it (I only used 1/4 cup). This jello salad was so firm that it was uneatable! Further, I cannot see any reason for draining the pineapple and then adding it into the jello. :(