The combination of a sweet, fruity gelatin layer and a pecan-crusted cheesecake-like layer makes for an unforgettable molded salad. You can use black cherry gelatin rather than blackberry, if you wish.

Edith
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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 large bowl, dissolve the gelatin in boiling water. Drain the liquid from the blueberry and pineapple cans into a measuring cup and add enough water to make 1 cup of liquid. Stir the juice mixture, blueberries and crushed pineapple into the gelatin and pour into a 2 quart mold. Refrigerate until firm.

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  • Mix together softened cream cheese, sugar, sour cream and vanilla and spread over the congealed gelatin mixture. Sprinkle cream cheese layer with chopped pecans. Chill for approximately 30 more minutes, invert and serve.

Nutrition Facts

394.8 calories; 6 g protein; 49.6 g carbohydrates; 43.4 mg cholesterol; 147.7 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
12/10/2003
Absolutely delicious! The first time I made this I tried to invert the salad and it was a mess. So now I use a pretty glass bowl and put the cream cheese mixture on top with the pecans. Also instead of measuring the liquid from the can of blueberries and pineapple to equal one cup I just add the blueberries and pineapple straight from their cans into the prepared jello. The amount of liquid in those cans equal one cup anyway so why measure it out? Turns out perfect everytime. Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
10/23/2005
I liked the other recipe on this site "Blueberry Salad". It is a lot easier and calls for raspberry jello which is alwyas available. Don't even think about inverting this salad - the topping is delicious but too thin to expect it to hold up the weight of the Jell-o layer. Read More
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  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: 5 stars
12/09/2003
Absolutely delicious! The first time I made this I tried to invert the salad and it was a mess. So now I use a pretty glass bowl and put the cream cheese mixture on top with the pecans. Also instead of measuring the liquid from the can of blueberries and pineapple to equal one cup I just add the blueberries and pineapple straight from their cans into the prepared jello. The amount of liquid in those cans equal one cup anyway so why measure it out? Turns out perfect everytime. Read More
(45)
Rating: 1 stars
10/23/2005
I liked the other recipe on this site "Blueberry Salad". It is a lot easier and calls for raspberry jello which is alwyas available. Don't even think about inverting this salad - the topping is delicious but too thin to expect it to hold up the weight of the Jell-o layer. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/24/2003
Yummy! Instead of digging out a mold I put it in a glass 9x13 pan with the cheescake layer on the bottom. Will make again and again! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/02/2003
I made this for years but had difficulty finding blackberry jello---the only company that makes that flavor (I haven't liked any substitute flavors-like black cherry) can be contacted at 1-800-323-2592--the blackberry flavored jello really is the best! Everyone always loves this recipe---especially men! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/21/2003
Delicious. I "lightened" this recipe up a bit by using sugar free jello reduced fat cream cheese fat free sour cream and I reduced the sugar to 1/4 cup. It turned out excellent. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/02/2003
The finished product was great. Everyone loved it. Problem was I didn't understand the bottom (?) layer so I just inverted the jello mold and spread the cream cheese layer on top! Worked for me!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/12/2003
This is Fantastic! My family usually does not like jello salad but this was a hit. I will top with crushed pretzles in place of the nuts next time. I did not have any problems with the cream cheese layer not setting up. Easily came out of the mold. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/23/2003
Loved this! I couldn't find blackberry jello son I subbed in Berry Blue which was great! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/22/2003
I made this over the holidays and everyone commented on how good it was (all in-laws)! Even my husband who normally hates gelatin salads ate it between meals as a snack. It's now my favorite gelatin salad. However I don't see how one could ever unmold it because the cream cheese doesn't harden up enough. Just make it in the bowl/tupperware you'll serve it in. Read More
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