Juanita's Congealed Fruit Salad

Total Time
2hrs 6mins
Prep 6 mins
Cook 2 hrs

This is perfect for any kind of party; even childrens' parties, formal or casual. Change the fruit and type of nuts to suit the occasion. 1 family sized package of Jello, any flavor you like, prepare the jello using a matching fruit and juice for the water, and the "speed set" recipe on the box but DO NOT PUT IN FRIDGE! SUGGESTIONS * Orange Jello with Canned Mandarin Orange slices * strawberry Jello with frozen strawberries * lime jello with canned pears and marichino cherries * cherry jello with a good fruit thingytail * raspberry jello with frozen raspberries * blue jello with canned black berries or blueberries The 2 hours' cook time listed is mainly to allow the mold to set.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 (6 ounce) packet Jello gelatin, prepared using speed set according to the recipe on the box (BUT DO NOT REFRIDGERATE TO SET!)
  • 1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese (room temperature)
  • 1 (16 ounce) container Cool Whip (store brand is fine)
  • 1 (15 ounce) can fruit cocktail in heavy syrup, well drained,set aside the juice (contrasting fruit, but flavor enriching)
  • 2 tablespoons refined white sugar
  • 1 tablespoon mayonnaise
  • 1 cup finely chopped pecans (any nut will do fine, use your imagination)

Directions

  1. Prepare jello using speed set according to the recipe on the box BUT DO NOT REFRIGERATE TO SET!
  2. Mix cream cheese, mayonnaise, fruit and nuts.
  3. Add Jello mixture.
  4. Fold in Cool Whip and pour into any shape mold and refrigerate to set.