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I Love My Pear Salad Recipe
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I Love My Pear Salad

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"This recipe is a delightful change from the ordinary fruit mold. It uses lemon Jell-O and cream cheese. Delicious!"

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Original recipe makes 12 1/2-cup servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    10 mins
  • COOK

    10 mins

    4 hrs 20 mins


  1. Drain pears and reserve 1 cup syrup; if needed, add water to equal 1 cup.
  2. In a saucepan over medium-high heat, combine syrup and gelatin. Bring to a boil and stir until gelatin is dissolved. Remove from heat and chill until partially set.
  3. In a large bowl, blend the cheese and pears until smooth. Add gelatin mixture, pecans and whipped topping; blend until smooth. Pour into mold or leave in bowl. Chill for 3 hours or until firm.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jan 05, 2004

I've been making this recipe for years as well, one of the tricks is that you have to blend the cream cheese and pears for a very long time. It should be totally smooth. I have always used lime jello and I use dream whip instead of frozen whipped topping. It disappears quickly every timey.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Jan 25, 2004

6 people tried it, 6 of us did NOT like it at all! Didn't really taste much like pear, darned if any of us could figure out what the fuss is about!

Aug 18, 2005

I make this with strawberries and strawberry jello. My husband doesn't like pears so this is perfect for us! I have had the pears and nuts and it is great! I'd reccomend using any kind of fruit and jello to make it your own!

Feb 17, 2013

This is a great recipe although the picture of the green salad has absolutely nothing to do with this recipe.

Jan 14, 2004

This is pretty yummy! My sister in law made this recipe and brought it to a family dinner and everyone in the family has been asking for this jello every family dinner since! There are never left overs because it goes so quickly! Now, when we plan family dinners, someone asks, "So who is making the green jello?" It's light and creamy, like a dessert jello. My family loves it!

Aug 29, 2002

Have loved this recipe for years. Try it with lime jello and it is even better. Nice frosty green color. Marvelous taste.

Dec 27, 2009

My family has also been making this for years, although without the nuts, and we've always called it "Green Monster", making it with the lime jello, of course. Our biggest trick, is to put the cream cheese and pears in the blender, and mix them there, then add the jello, blend again, and finally fold in the cool whip. That way you get a really nice smooth texture.

Dec 08, 2003

After reading this recipe I printed it out and decided that I would make it within the week. After I made it, I was quite disappointed. It was 'okay', but definitely not something I'd prepare for guests, or take to a potluck hoping that everyone would love it, etc.The fact is that there's nothing very striking or impressive about it. I would prefer some zip, some sparkle, some zing. This salad could almost be called bland. I won't be making it again.


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  • Calories
  • 171 kcal
  • 9%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 14.2 g
  • 5%
  • Cholesterol
  • 21 mg
  • 7%
  • Fat
  • 11.7 g
  • 18%
  • Fiber
  • 1 g
  • 4%
  • Protein
  • 2.6 g
  • 5%
  • Sodium
  • 95 mg
  • 4%

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

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