Pear Lime Gelatin

"I got this recipe out of a 2001 issue of Taste of Home magazine. It has been a summer favorite since. Try substituting your favorite gelatin flavor in place of the lime gelatin."
photo by Jubes photo by Jubes
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Ready In:
6hrs 10mins


  • 1 (29 ounce) can pear halves in natural juice
  • 1 (3 ounce) package lime gelatin
  • 1 (3 ounce) package cream cheese, cubed
  • 1 cup whipped topping


  • Drain the pears, reserving juice.
  • Set the pears aside and measure juice, adding water if necessary to equal 1 1/2 cups.
  • Pour juice into a medium saucepan; bring to a boil.
  • Add gelatin and stir until completely dissolved.
  • Gradually add cream cheese, whisking until smooth.
  • Cover and refrigerate until cool.
  • Mash reserved pears; fold into gelatin mixture.
  • Fold in whipped topping.
  • Pour into a 6 cup serving bowl, and chill until set.
  • Cooking time includes refrigeration time.

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  1. My mom made a version of this for every holiday meal I can remember so your recipe added memories to our meal. I followed your recipe except for mashing the pears. I elected to dice because I prefer that texture. Thank you for posting your recipe!
  2. Very nice dessert.Easy to make and easy on the budget. Made these in single serve bowls and made 8 nice serves. We used whipped cream as a substitute for the cool whip. Photos also being posted. Bren- just wanted to let you know that I'm thinking about you.
  3. Fun recipe! I like that! I went with everything sugar free/ fat free & divided it among 8 single serving containers. When I get a sweet craving (happens often) I can grab one w/no guilt. Thanks for sharing!
  4. A favorite dessert my mom made was lime jello and pears and this recipe will be another favorite! The cream cheese and whipped topping are wonderful with the lime jello. I didnt completely mash the pears, left them a bit chunky. Thank you Nick's Mom!
  5. im always looking for a good jello recipe this is one ,thanks dee


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