This is an awesome salad! Truly different than any other; we always have it for Thanksgiving.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
10 mins
additional:
1 day
total:
1 day
Servings:
7
Yield:
6 to 8 servings
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Ingredients

7
Original recipe yields 7 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • In a saucepan, combine the carbonated beverage and marshmallows. Stir over medium heat until marshmallows melt. Remove from heat and allow to cool.

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  • Add the gelatin and cream cheese and mix until gelatin is dissolved.

  • Add the pineapple and juice, pecans, mayonnaise and whipped topping. Mix well and pour into a 7x11 inch dish and chill until set.

Nutrition Facts

375 calories; protein 5.2g; carbohydrates 42.4g; fat 21.9g; cholesterol 35.9mg; sodium 169.8mg. Full Nutrition
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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
02/05/2006
I found out why some people say it is runny. Well if you mix in the pineapple using a mixer it makes the juice in the pieces of pineapple come out. If you just stir in the pineapple gently no problem. Hope this helps It was a hit at bunco everyone wants to recipe. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
05/12/2008
After reading some other reviews saying that this salad was "runny" I took extra care... did not beat the ingredients with a mixer to avoid breaking down the pineapple and creating more juice... did not use any artifically sweetened ingredients as I know some of these can contain more water... made it and refrigerated it for 24 hours prior to serving... and it was still runny! Very disappointing. Read More
(4)
55 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 34
  • 4 star values: 13
  • 3 star values: 6
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
02/04/2006
I found out why some people say it is runny. Well if you mix in the pineapple using a mixer it makes the juice in the pieces of pineapple come out. If you just stir in the pineapple gently no problem. Hope this helps It was a hit at bunco everyone wants to recipe. Read More
(52)
Rating: 5 stars
07/23/2003
This was awesome! The trick is to make it the night before so it has enough time in the fridge to firm up. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/05/2003
Pay close attention to the amount of 7-up you use. When it is runny most likely you added the whole can or more than 7 oz. My sis did this and of course it was runny. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/02/2009
Just a fyi fresh pineapple has an enzyme that prevents gelatin from setting. Only use canned pineapple in any jello recipe. You need to fold the pineapple in rather than beat it. Read More
(17)
Rating: 5 stars
12/18/2007
I followed the recipe exactly except that I put in coconut instead of the pecans. Also after the 1st step I did not allow the marshmallow/soda mixture to cool before adding the other ingredients. I could not figure out how the cream cheese would mix in unless it could melt in. It turned out great and was very delicious! It was the perfect addition to our holiday meal. I made the recipe the day before so it had plenty of time to chill. Read More
(17)
Rating: 5 stars
03/18/2013
Loved this recipe. Tripled it & took to a big potluck. I did change the way I put the salad together. After reading all the comments about people not having this jello salad set up properly, I decided to add the jello to the hot soda & melted marshmellow mixture. (Jello needs a hot liquid to properly disolve.) Then I creamed together the room temp cream cheese & mayo with my hand mixer before stirring it into the mostly cooled soda, marshmellow and fully disolved lime jello mixture. Lastly I folded in all the other ingredients until well blended (I substited shredded cocconut for the chopped pecans since I was taking to a putluck & some are allergic to nuts). It set up beautifully and I had wonderful comments and even a few requests for the recipe. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/01/2006
The taste was good - pineapple & lime - refeshing. It turned out slightly soupy - I exactly measured the 7 oz. of soda so it must be the juice with the crushed pineapple that varies among brand or size. After being in the refrigerator for over 24 hrs. I ended up putting it in the freezer and then lettin it thaw 30 min. prior to serving. Read More
(11)
Rating: 5 stars
01/11/2011
My family loved this salad and I found it easy to make. I also had no trouble with it setting and I'm wondering if those of you who did put water in your jello instead of putting just the dry jello in the marshmallow/beverage mixture just after letting it cool slightly so the jello dissolves. I also brought my cream cheese to room temperature and creamed it & the mayo with my mixer then added the still warm jello/marshmallow mixer to it on a low speed until the cream cheese dissolved. I then added the pineapple & nuts. It turned out perfect. Hope this helps. Read More
(10)
Rating: 5 stars
12/21/2004
I served this recipe for Thanksgiving. The whole family fell in love with it. Those of us that cook appreceiate the convenience of preparing it. This recipe is much simper than other ones similar to it. We know we serve this type of salad every year. This was the best! Read More
(10)
Rating: 1 stars
05/12/2008
After reading some other reviews saying that this salad was "runny" I took extra care... did not beat the ingredients with a mixer to avoid breaking down the pineapple and creating more juice... did not use any artifically sweetened ingredients as I know some of these can contain more water... made it and refrigerated it for 24 hours prior to serving... and it was still runny! Very disappointing. Read More
(4)
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