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Cherry Pineapple Salad

This recipe makes a really pretty salad. My sister-in-law often brings it to our family get-togethers on holidays and special occasions. —Leona Luecking, West Burlington, Iowa
  • Total Time
    Prep: 20 min. + chilling
  • Makes
    12-16 servings


  • 3 packages (3 ounces each) cherry gelatin
  • 2-1/3 cups boiling water
  • 2 cans (16-1/2 ounces each) pitted dark sweet cherries
  • 1 can (20 ounces) pineapple tidbits
  • 1/3 cup lemon juice
  • 1/3 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1/3 cup mayonnaise
  • 6 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • Dash salt
  • 1/2 cup coarsely chopped nuts


  • In a large bowl, dissolve gelatin in water. Drain fruits, reserving enough cherry and pineapple juices to measure 2-1/2 cups; add to gelatin with lemon juice. Set fruits aside.
  • Divide gelatin mixture in half. Set aside one portion of gelatin at room temperature; chill the other portion until partially set. Fold pineapple into chilled gelatin; pour into a 13x9-in. dish. Chill until almost firm.
  • In a small bowl, beat the cream, mayonnaise, cream cheese and salt until light and fluffy. Spread over chilled gelatin layer. Refrigerate until firm. Chill reserved gelatin mixture until partially set. Fold in cherries and nuts; spread over cream cheese layer. Chill for at least 3 hours.
Nutrition Facts
1 piece: 151 calories, 10g fat (3g saturated fat), 14mg cholesterol, 65mg sodium, 16g carbohydrate (14g sugars, 1g fiber), 2g protein.

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  • Veta
    Dec 24, 2020

    We make this every Christmas and sometimes at Thanksgiving or Easter. Even my non-sweets eaters like it. I do double the white filling. It’s a lot of steps but worth the effort!

  • MulberryBush
    Dec 5, 2016

    Lost me on the mayonnaise.

  • chrissy3737
    Nov 26, 2009

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  • Isolda
    Jun 14, 2008

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