My Momma's Pear Salad

Total Time
3hrs 45mins
Prep 15 mins
Cook 3 hrs 30 mins

My mom is always asked to bring this dessert to a get-together, she has NEVER had any complaints!! cook time=chilling time

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 (3 ounce) package lemon Jell-O gelatin
  • 1 (16 ounce) can pears
  • 1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, softened
  • 1 (8 ounce) container Cool Whip


  1. Combine 1 c.
  2. juice from pears and pkg.
  3. jello.
  4. Heat on stove till boiling.
  5. Chill until partially set (1/2-1 hour) Take pears and cream cheese and blend in blender till smooth (no chunks).
  6. Take out of blender and add jello mixture and cool whip.
  7. Blend w/a spoon.
  8. Keep in refrigerator until set, about 3 hours.


Most Helpful

I really like this. It was different from other jello salad recipes that I have had...I made sure that my cream cheese was at room temp before attempting to blend it with the pears and I didn't have any problems.

Mysterygirl January 04, 2004

This is good stuff! I used orange jello since I had it on hand. There was not quite 1 cup of juice in the can of pears so I added water to it until there was one cup...maybe 2 or 3 tablespoons. I don't know if it was my blender or what, but I had to add some water to get the pear and cream cheese to blend properly. The end result in this recipe is a very good dessert side dish. Thanks Katrina!

AuntWoofieWoof December 29, 2003

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