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Under the Sea Salad Recipe

Under the Sea Salad

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"Pears and cream cheese lie beneath a clear sea green layer after unmolding."

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Original recipe makes 4 cups Change Servings
  • PREP

    25 mins

    1 hr 25 mins


  1. Dissolve gelatin and salt in boiling water.
  2. Drain pears and reserve 3/4 cup liquid. Dice pears and set aside.
  3. Add pear syrup and lemon juice to gelatin. Place 1-1/4 cups gelatin mixture in a 1 quart mold. Chill until firm but not completely set.
  4. Soften cream cheese and add to remaining gelatin and ginger. Blend until smooth. Fold in pears, spoon into mold and chill until firm. Unmold on crisp lettuce.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Dec 15, 2010

Very good standby salad. Have made this for years for my kids who are now in their 30's. Originally I found it in an Amish cookbook - always good. Super simple.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Apr 24, 2003

For some reason, the top layer didn't firm up. I also didn't like the fact that the jello was salty.

Jan 01, 2006

I tried making lime under the sea but changed a couple of ingriedients. First I made 1/2 of the 3oz. jello and let it firm completely. Then I mixed the cream cheese, nuts, and pineapple juice/ tiny bits of pineapple (instead of pears) and let it slightly set on top. Then I flipped it over to make it appear to be under the sea... I really liked your recipe, but I think the pineapple is a better choice

Dec 15, 2003

This recipe is dose not work for me at all.

Nov 02, 2008

This has always been one of my favorite Jello mold recipes! If made correctly, it is delicious. There should be no salty taste at all.

Nov 06, 2007

This is an old favorite of our family, and having misplaced the "Joys of Jello" book containing it, am pleased to find it! Sorry someone found it salty, but perhaps some ingredient you used was not best quality -- the one thing you do have to be careful about is to make sure the first layer is "just" set, so that the second will adhere.

Jun 23, 2010

Take this jello delicious-ness anywhere: dinners potlucks, BBQ's....everyone loves this dish.


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  • Calories
  • 278 kcal
  • 14%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 33.2 g
  • 11%
  • Cholesterol
  • 47 mg
  • 16%
  • Fat
  • 14.9 g
  • 23%
  • Fiber
  • 1.7 g
  • 7%
  • Protein
  • 5.5 g
  • 11%
  • Sodium
  • 371 mg
  • 15%

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

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