Rating: 4.46 stars
37 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 28
  • 4 star values: 4
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 2

This recipe is a delightful change from the ordinary fruit mold. It uses lemon Jell-O and cream cheese. Delicious!

Recipe Summary test

prep:
10 mins
cook:
10 mins
additional:
4 hrs
total:
4 hrs 20 mins
Servings:
12
Yield:
12 1/2-cup servings
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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Drain pears and reserve 1 cup syrup; if needed, add water to equal 1 cup.

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  • In a saucepan over medium-high heat, combine syrup and gelatin. Bring to a boil and stir until gelatin is dissolved. Remove from heat and chill until partially set.

  • In a large bowl, blend the cheese and pears until smooth. Add gelatin mixture, pecans and whipped topping; blend until smooth. Pour into mold or leave in bowl. Chill for 3 hours or until firm.

Nutrition Facts

171 calories; protein 2.6g; carbohydrates 14.2g; fat 11.7g; cholesterol 20.5mg; sodium 94.8mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (38)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
01/05/2004
I've been making this recipe for years as well one of the tricks is that you have to blend the cream cheese and pears for a very long time. It should be totally smooth. I have always used lime jello and I use dream whip instead of frozen whipped topping. It disappears quickly every timey. Read More
(35)

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
01/25/2004
6 people tried it 6 of us did NOT like it at all! Didn't really taste much like pear darned if any of us could figure out what the fuss is about! Read More
(7)
37 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 28
  • 4 star values: 4
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: 5 stars
01/05/2004
I've been making this recipe for years as well one of the tricks is that you have to blend the cream cheese and pears for a very long time. It should be totally smooth. I have always used lime jello and I use dream whip instead of frozen whipped topping. It disappears quickly every timey. Read More
(35)
Rating: 4 stars
08/18/2005
I make this with strawberries and strawberry jello. My husband doesn't like pears so this is perfect for us! I have had the pears and nuts and it is great! I'd reccomend using any kind of fruit and jello to make it your own! Read More
(23)
Rating: 5 stars
02/17/2013
This is a great recipe although the picture of the green salad has absolutely nothing to do with this recipe. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/14/2004
This is pretty yummy! My sister in law made this recipe and brought it to a family dinner and everyone in the family has been asking for this jello every family dinner since! There are never left overs because it goes so quickly! Now when we plan family dinners someone asks "So who is making the green jello?" It's light and creamy like a dessert jello. My family loves it! Read More
(11)
Rating: 5 stars
12/27/2009
My family has also been making this for years although without the nuts and we've always called it "Green Monster" making it with the lime jello of course. Our biggest trick is to put the cream cheese and pears in the blender and mix them there then add the jello blend again and finally fold in the cool whip. That way you get a really nice smooth texture. Read More
(10)
Rating: 5 stars
08/29/2002
Have loved this recipe for years. Try it with lime jello and it is even better. Nice frosty green color. Marvelous taste. Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
01/25/2004
6 people tried it 6 of us did NOT like it at all! Didn't really taste much like pear darned if any of us could figure out what the fuss is about! Read More
(7)
Rating: 1 stars
06/27/2012
It does not look ANYTHING like the photo. Ingredients too mixed together. I have no idea what recipe this photo belongs to. Read More
(6)
Rating: 5 stars
08/29/2002
I loved this pear salad too as did all my friends and family. What a great combination of flavors. I couldn't stop eating it! It will definitely be added to my recipe collection! Read More
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