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Rating: 4.78 stars
9 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 7
  • 4 star values: 2
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0

I have made this many times. An old-fashioned molded gelatin salad with the unusual and tasty combination of orange gelatin, pineapple, cream cheese, pimento, celery, walnuts, etc. This particular recipe doesn't call for marshmallows, but you could always add some if you like.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
20 mins
cook:
5 mins
additional:
1 hr 5 mins
total:
1 hr 30 mins
Servings:
6
Yield:
6 servings
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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • In a medium saucepan, heat pineapple and juice over medium heat until boiling. Add gelatin and stir to dissolve. Remove from heat and refrigerate until partially set.

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  • In a small bowl, blend the pimento into the softened cream cheese. Mix the gelatin mixture and cream cheese together, and then fold in the whipped cream, nuts and celery. Pour into a 1 1/2 quart mold and chill until firm.

Nutrition Facts

435 calories; protein 7g; carbohydrates 34.2g; fat 32.5g; cholesterol 69.9mg; sodium 129.8mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (9)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
01/11/2004
This really is great! I tried it with green gelatin and used my bundt cake pan and of course it looks "just like" a Christmas wreath. Great for the holidays! Read More
(35)
9 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 7
  • 4 star values: 2
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
01/11/2004
This really is great! I tried it with green gelatin and used my bundt cake pan and of course it looks "just like" a Christmas wreath. Great for the holidays! Read More
(35)
Rating: 5 stars
01/11/2004
This is exactly what I was looking for- a jello salad that was sweet with a crunch. Very much like the salads I remember having at my Grandmother's and other relatives in Minnesota. I used lime jello instead and it was great- Read More
(34)
Rating: 5 stars
11/24/2008
I was afraid that I would be unable to get this out of the mold because I didn't spray with Pam first. It came out beautifully and was delicious. I followed the recipe exactly as written. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
04/14/2009
Very easy and the nuts and celery give it a nice chewy texture. If I did it again I think I wouldn't add the cream. With the cream cheese it is rich enough. I'm sure some juice (orange or pineapple would make this lighter. I used sugar free Jello. Read More
(18)
Rating: 5 stars
10/09/2006
Loved it. Made it without the pimento because we didn't have it on hand. Will make again. Read More
(16)
Rating: 5 stars
01/05/2010
I'm thrilled to have found this recipe because I've literally spent years looking for anyway veg or salad dish that gets more than a cursory second look on the special occasion table. They were all scooping out seconds of this salad! Couldn't believe my eyes! There's no fresh pimento available where I live so I used chopped sweet red pepper but otherwise followed the recipe exactly as stated. I don't think anyone guessed there was pineapple in it and not everyone likes pineapple. The overall taste is a creamy-nutty-crunchy experience. Delicious! The color ended a creamy peach. I did make it a day ahead of time and wonderment it came out of the mold beautifully. This recipe is a MUST TRY! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/08/2010
This was nice a nice change at a recent luncheon-I looked for a long time for this recipe-so happy to have finally found it! Will make it again. Read More
(7)
Rating: 5 stars
01/20/2011
Like others once I saw all the ingredients I thought the jello would be too much - but it was a hit with nearly everyone at Christmas dinner. You must love celery though! Read More
(6)
Rating: 4 stars
07/02/2013
Tasted good not too sweet which I liked. Just wished it was healthier. Read More