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Sweetheart Salad

Rated as 4.78 out of 5 Stars

"My cousin served this tasty salad to my family at a memorable Sunday dinner many years ago. I've added this special dish to my menu for Valentine's Day, but I prepare it for other holidays as well. It's so colorful that it adds a festive touch to your table."
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20 m servings
Original recipe yields 12 servings


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  1. Soften gelatin in cold water. Meanwhile, in a saucepan, bring sugar and pineapple with juice to a boil, stirring until the sugar dissolves. Remove from the heat. Add gelatin and stir until dissolved. Add lemon and cherry juices. Cool to lukewarm. Whisk in cream cheese until thoroughly combined. Stir in the cherries and food coloring if desired. Chill until slightly thickened. Fold in whipped topping. Pour into an oiled 13-in. x 9-in. x 2-in. pan or 8-1/2-cup mold; chill until firm. Serve the mold or individual squares on lettuce-lined plates if desired.


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My aunt made this recipe sometime in the early 60's for Thanksgiving. It has been on our Thanksgiving table every year since! Everyone loves it.

I made this and was asked to make two dishes the next time! I suggest adding a bit of the jello mixture to the cream cheese to break up the cream cheese before adding it to the mixture. I thin...

This recipe has also been our family for years! Grandma use to make it for Thanksgiving. I double the recipe because it is so good, it is put on our dessert table. It is wonderful!!!!

My mother had made this dessert a family tradition at Thanksgiving and I called her every year I wasn't with her, to get the recipe. We lost her last Christmas and I miss giving her that phone ...

Great jello-wonderful served with BBQ. It was a hit with the kids and adults.

Reminded me of something my grandmother used to make for all of our family gatherings. Hers was fluffier, so she probably didn't use gelatin & I'm pretty sure she used cottage cheese somehow, b...

My mother also made this recipe - in the 60's - only for Christmas. She called it "Christmas Salad." I'd lost the recipe in a move 10 years ago..but found it here today! She also made a cream...

We had this at a wedding reception in 1980. It was so nice it has become a part of our Christmas meal. Post Katrina my recipe binder was lost. Now, preparing for our first family gathering fo...

I wasn't going to pay for unflavored gelatin so I used cherry jello. It was a little over powering. Other than that, it was delish!