Juanita's Congealed Fruit Salad

"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."
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Ready In:
2hrs 6mins
1 Jello Mold


  • 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)


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

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