My mom always made this for Thanksgiving dinner and it was a hit with everyone. It was a nice change from a gelatin mold salad which most people have.

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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • In a mixing bowl, blend together cream cheese and mayonnaise until smooth.

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  • Add pineapple, cherries, marshmallows and pecans. Mix together and fold in whipped cream. Place in a 9x9 inch pan, cover and freeze overnight.

  • Remove from freezer 10 minutes before serving, place on bed of shredded lettuce.

Nutrition Facts

552.4 calories; 4.5 g protein; 32.8 g carbohydrates; 62 mg cholesterol; 259 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

Reviews (10)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
08/29/2002
This "salad" is yummy enough to be dessert. The last time I had it was when I was six years old and it was at my mother's friend's house. I've craved it ever since. Fortunately I was able to find the recipe here at All Recipes. Thanks Marilyn! I made it without cream cheese and it turned out great. I used white marshmallows and poured a little of the cherry juice in to make it pink. My husband loves it with pecans. It is very quick and easy to put togther but it has to freeze for many hours--so plan ahead. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
03/15/2004
Sorry but we did not care for this salad at all. It had a completely different taste to it. Seemed like it should have been sweeter or something. Sorry. Read More
(5)
12 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 9
  • 4 star values: 1
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
08/29/2002
This "salad" is yummy enough to be dessert. The last time I had it was when I was six years old and it was at my mother's friend's house. I've craved it ever since. Fortunately I was able to find the recipe here at All Recipes. Thanks Marilyn! I made it without cream cheese and it turned out great. I used white marshmallows and poured a little of the cherry juice in to make it pink. My husband loves it with pecans. It is very quick and easy to put togther but it has to freeze for many hours--so plan ahead. Read More
(12)
Rating: 5 stars
08/29/2002
This "salad" is yummy enough to be dessert. The last time I had it was when I was six years old and it was at my mother's friend's house. I've craved it ever since. Fortunately I was able to find the recipe here at All Recipes. Thanks Marilyn! I made it without cream cheese and it turned out great. I used white marshmallows and poured a little of the cherry juice in to make it pink. My husband loves it with pecans. It is very quick and easy to put togther but it has to freeze for many hours--so plan ahead. Read More
(12)
Rating: 5 stars
05/03/2004
I love this stuff! It didn't taste as good when I kept it in the freezer. I think it's better in the fridge. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/21/2008
This is a wonderful holiday recipe with the red and green cherries in a snowy white base! My mother served it every Christmas when I was a child and the recipe was lost along with her until I found it here. I suggest only a few changes. I add about teaspoon of almond extract and I use sliced almonds instead of pecans. Also I use the WHITE rather than the pastel mix of mini-marshmallows. I freeze the mixture in muffin tins. It s so easy to pop out individual servings onto a salad plate with lettuce leaf or two garnish with a dollop of mayo topped with a cherry. Very pretty and delicious. Best of all you can/must make ahead relieves some of the last minute pressure. Read More
(6)
Rating: 3 stars
03/14/2004
Sorry but we did not care for this salad at all. It had a completely different taste to it. Seemed like it should have been sweeter or something. Sorry. Read More
(5)
Rating: 5 stars
11/24/2010
Yes! I've been looking for this recipe! I used to make it 15 years ago. I'm making it for Thanksgiving but using low fat cream cheese and lo fat Miracle Whip. It needs to be a little "lighter" for our tastes. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
02/23/2009
Just like I remember. My mom used to make this for holiday meals and she was the only one who "loved it". Now I do too. I did forget to put in the marshmallows after I made my hubby search several stores for them. I will have to try again and remember the marshmallows although it was excellent without. Read More
(3)
Rating: 5 stars
09/02/2015
Absolutely loved it!!!!! I had it at a luncheon and got the recipe from my friend who had made it. Great! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
12/26/2013
My mom use to make this recipe when i was young. Mom use to use Miracle whip instead of mayonnaise. Next time I will use miracle whip instead of mayonnaise I put less mayonnaise it still over power on the mayonnaise. Read More
Rating: 3 stars
03/22/2012
I think it has was too much mayonnaise. If I made it again I would only use 1/2 cup. Read More