Pear Salad With Cream Cheese and Lime Gelatin

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

I have not tried this one yet but I thought It sounded interesting so I thought I'd save it here until I can try it myself. For more texture you could add 1/2 cup of chopped nuts to this salad. Cook time is chill time.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 2 (15 ounce) cans pear halves (reserve 1 cup of juice)
  • 1 (3 ounce) package lime gelatin
  • 1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, softened
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 1 (8 ounce) container Cool Whip, thawed


  1. In a small saucepan, add 1 cup of pear juice and bring to a boil.
  2. Remove from heat.
  3. In a large bowl combine dry lime gelatin with pear juice and stir until gelatin is dissolved.
  4. Chill until partially set.
  5. In a medium bowl, cream the cream cheese with milk until blended and smooth.
  6. In a small bowl, mash pears until smooth. Mix with the cream cheese mixture and mix until smooth.
  7. Combine gelatin mixture and cream cheese mixture and blend until smooth.
  8. Fold in cool whip.
  9. Pour into a mold or leave in a bowl and chill 2-3 hours or until set.


Most Helpful

Woops! Forgot to say that I kept the pears in-tact and didn't mash them although I've made this dish both ways. Some like the firmness of the pears when I leave them alone but it's definitely a personal preference kind of thing. Sorry I didn't mention this in my previous review ... but it's still a 5-star rating!

Nancy B. November 11, 2009

My mom started making this for dinners and potlucks about 20 years ago, and it has always been a hit everwhere she took it. I lost the recipe about 4 years ago in a move, and am thrilled to find it here. Thanks for posting this.

clhill July 25, 2008

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