Lime Gelatin Salad


This lime jello salad is a great recipe my mom made every year for Thanksgiving making it a family tradition for us — we just gobble it up! It can be made a day or two ahead of time if you like. It looks just beautiful in a glass or crystal bowl.

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
5 mins
Additional Time:
5 hrs
Total Time:
5 hrs 25 mins


  • 1 cup boiling water

  • 1 (6 ounce) package lime flavored Jell-O® mix

  • 1 (20 ounce) can crushed pineapple, drained with juice reserved

  • 1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, softened

  • 2 cups heavy cream

  • 1 cup chopped pecans


  1. Combine boiling water and gelatin mix in a large bowl; stir until dissolved. Stir in 1/2 cup pineapple juice. Refrigerate until thickened but not set, about 1 hour.

  2. Meanwhile, place crushed pineapple and remaining juice in a small saucepan. Bring to a boil, reduce heat, and simmer for about 5 minutes. Remove from heat, and cool to room temperature.

  3. Blend softened cream cheese and prepared gelatin until smooth. Mix in cooled pineapple.

  4. Beat cream in a chilled glass or metal bowl with an electric mixer until soft peaks form; fold into gelatin mixture. Fold in chopped nuts. Pour into a pretty glass bowl, and refrigerate for at least 4 hours, or until set.


Chopped walnuts can be substituted for chopped pecans.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

412 Calories
33g Fat
27g Carbs
5g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 10
Calories 412
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 33g 43%
Saturated Fat 17g 83%
Cholesterol 90mg 30%
Sodium 161mg 7%
Total Carbohydrate 27g 10%
Dietary Fiber 2g 5%
Total Sugars 23g
Protein 5g
Vitamin C 6mg 29%
Calcium 64mg 5%
Iron 1mg 4%
Potassium 175mg 4%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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