Congeal Salad


This is a dessert that my family has been making for years.

8 to 10 servings


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

  • 1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, softened

  • 32 ounces large curd cottage cheese

  • 1 (15.25 ounce) can fruit cocktail, drained

  • 1 (20 ounce) can pineapple chunks, drained

  • 1 (11 ounce) can mandarin orange segments

  • 1 apple - peeled, cored and diced

  • 1 banana, peeled and sliced

  • 1 (10 ounce) jar maraschino cherries, drained

  • 1 cup chopped walnuts


  1. Prepare gelatin according to package directions, substituting 1 cup cold water with 1 cup crushed ice. Place gelatin into freezer until almost congealed.

  2. Place cream cheese in a bowl and beat until smooth. Fold cream cheese into gelatin. Add cottage cheese, fruit cocktail, pineapple, oranges, apples, banana, cherries and walnuts. Mix well.

  3. Pour into mold or dish and refrigerate until completely set.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

501 Calories
22g Fat
62g Carbs
19g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 9
Calories 501
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 22g 28%
Saturated Fat 9g 46%
Cholesterol 42mg 14%
Sodium 531mg 23%
Total Carbohydrate 62g 23%
Dietary Fiber 3g 11%
Total Sugars 18g
Protein 19g
Vitamin C 16mg 78%
Calcium 113mg 9%
Iron 1mg 8%
Potassium 418mg 9%

* 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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