23 Reviews

This is one of DD's favorite salads. However I have never tried it with pineapple. We loved it. The only problem I had was it didn't set up, I'm thinking I didn't get the pineapple drained good enough. Going to try again in a couple weeks. We still ate it (in bowls) and loved the flavor. Thank you for sharing this with us.

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mommyoffour October 18, 2013

Yum! I like this dessert with the exception of the jell-o. The first time I ever had this, the jell-o was omitted and I've perferred it that way ever since. I like to use fresh strawberries mixed with a little sugar and spread it on top.

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jiggles96377 July 01, 2012

This tasted just like my mother's and was just what I was looking for. I did make a few changes due to not paying attention and missing ingredients. I forgot the sugar in the pretzel crust and had only salted pretzels. I used about 1 1/2 cups of heavy cream which I whipped and folded into the cream cheese as I didn't have CoolWhip. Fresh strawberries were also used. This was yummy and liked by everyone except Simi who refused to even try it because it has Jello in it. The rest of the family agreed it was her loss and just meant all the more for us.(21)

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JPsBarbie January 11, 2012

Am I the only person who came up short on the crust using 2 cups crushed pretzels? I ended up using a whole bag. I also cut the butter back to 1/2 cup but ended up doubling the pretzels, so used 1 cup total. The cream cheese plus whipped cream almost seemed like marshmallow fluff, that might be an interesing substitute.

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jharpaz November 25, 2010

Loved, loved, LOVED this recipe! I have made it twice now this week for Easter. I also used salted pretzels. I used fat free cream cheese the first time and it turned out fantastic as well. I only used fresh strawberries and no pineapple and added to the jello right after it began to set. DH was crazy about the recipe and ate several huge servings.

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Amy in Kansas April 07, 2010

Wow! This is soooooo yummy! I made it for a church potluck with my girls. We made our own whipped cream with heavy cream and vanilla extract. We also used 1/2 cup of sugar, instead of one cup. And we added the pineapple after the jello was partially gelled. Oh yeah, salty pretzels, too! Not sure how much I was supposed to crush the pretzels. Should I have crushed them down to very fine pieces? Thanks so much for the recipe!

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haas123 February 01, 2010

This is pefect WITH SALTED prezels! I agree with everyone else, they must be salted. I used low fat pretzels and 1/3 less fat cream cheese, and lite cool whip and it still tasted fantastic! I had many people ask me for the recipe at Thanksgiving dinner.

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lindsey.k.bell November 27, 2009

I think that this is one of my favorite dishes!!! Its been at every Thanksgiving I can remember. The pretzels have to be salted though, otherwise you don't get that salty sweet combination. It really makes this dish!

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MoniBush November 18, 2009

I have been making this recipe for years and my family requests it often. The pretzels have to be salty in my opinion! Barbara Walters would have liked this recipe much more with salted pretzels. I don't use pineapple in mine. Also, its not necessary to thaw the strawberries completely.

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cortney.donovan June 11, 2009

This is a family favorite. I recommend using salty pretzels, it gives a great sweet/salty contrast. Also, the packages of JellO specifically state NOT to add pineapple or the JellO will not set. I add the pineapple to the creamcheese mixture or omit it completely.

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pittgal April 22, 2009
Strawberry Jello Pretzel Salad