Rating: 4.72 stars
171 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 136
  • 4 star values: 28
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 2

A nice change from the traditional cranberry sauce.

Recipe Summary test

prep:
10 mins
additional:
3 hrs
total:
3 hrs 10 mins
Servings:
9
Yield:
8 -10 servings
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Ingredients

9
Original recipe yields 9 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

Instructions Checklist
  • Drain crushed pineapple and save 1/4 cup of the juice. Dissolve gelatin in 2 cups of hot water. Stir in cranberries and crushed pineapple. Pour 1/2 of the mixture in a bowl and leave at room temperature, set the other 1/2 in the refrigerator until firm.

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  • In a separate bowl mix together the cream cheese, mayonnaise, reserved pineapple juice and chopped pecans. Spread mixture over chilled gelatin. Place in refrigerator for 10 minutes. Pour the room temperature gelatin over the top of the cream cheese layer and refrigerate until set.

Nutrition Facts

358 calories; protein 5g; carbohydrates 46.8g; fat 18.7g; cholesterol 28mg; sodium 178.5mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (128)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
12/25/2004
Very good everyone loved it. Heres a neat little trick. Halve the recipe and put the cream cheese layer on the bottom of a ready made graham cracker crust then set for 10 minutes in the freezer and then add the cranberry mixture layer and chill in fridge till firm. Makes an AWESOME PIE!!!! Read More
(71)

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
11/09/2006
i must of made it wrong Read More
(8)
171 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 136
  • 4 star values: 28
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: 5 stars
12/24/2004
Very good everyone loved it. Heres a neat little trick. Halve the recipe and put the cream cheese layer on the bottom of a ready made graham cracker crust then set for 10 minutes in the freezer and then add the cranberry mixture layer and chill in fridge till firm. Makes an AWESOME PIE!!!! Read More
(71)
Rating: 5 stars
07/22/2005
I don't care for unsweetened cream cheese so i added 2 teaspoons of Splenda to cream cheese. Couldn't stop the family from eating every last drop! Read More
(31)
Rating: 5 stars
12/29/2003
I really liked this recipe and others enjoyed it too. I used cranberry jello instead of cherry and I added a few drops of green food coloring to the cream cheese mixture to make it look more Christmasy. The only thing I did wrong was to leave the mold in the hot water too long. Just about 2 seconds was sufficient to loosen it from the mold. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/19/2005
I took a previous reviewer's suggestion to another level when I made this last night. Divided the recipe in half (except that I used an 8 oz. can of pineapple instead of 1/2 of a 20 oz. can) and put the 3 layers into an OREO chocolate pie crust. If you like a tart dessert this is it!!! Serve each piece topped with Cool Whip or real whipped cream. EXCELLENT!!! Read More
(23)
Rating: 5 stars
12/30/2004
Great...I used Raspberry Jello and substituted half the water with grape juice. My family loves it! Read More
(20)
Rating: 5 stars
06/13/2005
I loved it and I dont like cranberries! Read More
(19)
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Rating: 5 stars
11/22/2007
I made this salad for Thanksgiving and everyone thought it was wonderful! Two of the guests said it was their favorite part of the meal. In the past I have been guilty of making reviewer-suggested changes to a recipe the first time I try it. This time I did not and I'm glad I didn't. The recipe is perfect as is. I would suggest you make this recipe according to the original instructions before trying the suggestions for changes. I really did not think it was too sweet at all. It's like I expect a gelatin salad to be. If you make sure that the cream cheese is completely at room temperature and the gelatin is completely set you will have no problem spreading the cream cheese. Also the pineapple juice that you add to the cream cheese gives it the perfect amount of sweetness--no need to add Splenda. I have tried many different gelatin salad recipes but I think this will be the only salad I make for future Thanksgivings. Read More
(18)
Rating: 5 stars
06/12/2005
This is a very tastey side salad that adds a nice dimension to any meal. We enjoyed this salad trememdously. Covered it will last quite awhile to accent many meals. Read More
(17)
Rating: 5 stars
03/15/2005
The ingredients were a bit scary but it was great on Christmas Day!!! We had plenty for left overs! Read More
(15)
Rating: 1 stars
11/09/2006
i must of made it wrong Read More
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