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Fruit-Nut Gelatin Salad

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"I have made this many times. An old-fashioned molded gelatin salad with the unusual and tasty combination of orange gelatin, pineapple, cream cheese, pimento, celery, walnuts, etc. This particular recipe doesn't call for marshmallows, but you could always add some if you like."

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  • PREP

    20 mins
  • COOK

    5 mins

    1 hr 30 mins


  1. In a medium saucepan, heat pineapple and juice over medium heat until boiling. Add gelatin and stir to dissolve. Remove from heat and refrigerate until partially set.
  2. In a small bowl, blend the pimento into the softened cream cheese. Mix the gelatin mixture and cream cheese together, and then fold in the whipped cream, nuts and celery. Pour into a 1 1/2 quart mold and chill until firm.
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Jan 11, 2004

This really is great! I tried it with green gelatin and used my bundt cake pan, and of course it looks "just like" a Christmas wreath. Great for the holidays!

Jan 11, 2004

This is exactly what I was looking for- a jello salad that was sweet with a crunch. Very much like the salads I remember having at my Grandmother's and other relatives in Minnesota. I used lime jello instead and it was great-


9 Ratings

Nov 24, 2008

I was afraid that I would be unable to get this out of the mold because I didn't spray with Pam first. It came out beautifully and was delicious. I followed the recipe exactly as written.

Apr 14, 2009

Very easy and the nuts and celery give it a nice chewy texture. If I did it again I think I wouldn't add the cream. With the cream cheese it is rich enough. I'm sure some juice (orange or pineapple would make this lighter. I used sugar free Jello.

Oct 09, 2006

Loved it. Made it without the pimento because we didn't have it on hand. Will make again.

Jan 05, 2010

I'm thrilled to have found this recipe because I've literally spent years looking for anyway veg or salad dish that gets more than a cursory second look on the special occasion table. They were all scooping out seconds of this salad! Couldn't believe my eyes! There's no fresh pimento available where I live so I used chopped sweet red pepper but otherwise followed the recipe exactly as stated. I don't think anyone guessed there was pineapple in it and not everyone likes pineapple. The overall taste is a creamy-nutty-crunchy experience. Delicious! The color ended a creamy peach. I did make it a day ahead of time, and wonderment it came out of the mold beautifully. This recipe is a MUST TRY!

Jun 08, 2010

This was nice a nice change at a recent luncheon-I looked for a long time for this recipe-so happy to have finally found it! Will make it again.

Jan 20, 2011

Like others, once I saw all the ingredients I thought the jello would be too much - but it was a hit with nearly everyone at Christmas dinner. You must love celery though!


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  • Calories
  • 435 kcal
  • 22%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 34.2 g
  • 11%
  • Cholesterol
  • 70 mg
  • 23%
  • Fat
  • 32.5 g
  • 50%
  • Fiber
  • 3 g
  • 12%
  • Protein
  • 7 g
  • 14%
  • Sodium
  • 130 mg
  • 5%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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