Recipe by MaMere
This was always served as a side dish at the Holidays, or when I made the special request to MaMere, as it is a favorite of mine.
- 1 (13 ounce) can crushed pineapple (1 2/3c)
- 2 (3 ounce) packages lemon Jell-O gelatin
- 1 (7 ounce) bottle ginger ale (approx 1 c)
- 1 (1 lb) can jellied cranberry sauce (2 c)
- 1 (2 ounce) package Dream Whip
- 1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese (softened)
- 1⁄2 cup chopped pecans
Directions See How It's Made
- Drain pineapple, reserving liquid and set aside. Add water to reserved syrup to make 1 cup, in saucepan.
- Heat until mixture boils, dissolve jello in hot liquid and cool.
- Gently stir in gingerale and chill until partially set.
- Meanwhile, blend drained pineapple and cranberry sauce into pineapple mixture and fold into 9x12x2 dish.
- Chill until firm.
- Prepare dessert topping according to directions, fold in cream cheese.
- Spread over gelatin.
- Toast pecans in 1T butter in moderate oven 350 for 10 minutes.
- Spread over salad and chill.
- *prep time does not include refrigeration time needed.
- *** You can also use SF gingerale for this recipe, as well as No sugar added crushed pineapple and SF lemon jello.I save calories by this method.