This colorful holiday salad is a tart, crunchy favorite. The recipe will take several hours, as the Jell-O® must set. Substitute frozen whipped topping for whipped cream, if desired.

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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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  • In a small bowl, dissolve the lime flavored gelatin in hot water. Allow it to cool for 10 minutes.

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  • In a medium bowl, mix together the cream cheese, pineapple, pimento peppers, celery and pecans. Fold in the gelatin. Chill in the refrigerator 1 hour, or until thickened but not firm.

  • Whip the heavy cream in a small bowl until thickened. Fold into the gelatin mixture. Refrigerate 3 hours, or until firmly gelled.

Nutrition Facts

245.4 calories; 3.8 g protein; 17.7 g carbohydrates; 42.8 mg cholesterol; 123.1 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
11/13/2002
I love this recipe. I use chopped walnuts though and skip the celery and sometimes just a touch of sourcream. I get rave reviews every time! Read More
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12 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 10
  • 4 star values: 2
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 0
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Rating: 5 stars
11/13/2002
I love this recipe. I use chopped walnuts though and skip the celery and sometimes just a touch of sourcream. I get rave reviews every time! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/27/2009
I omitted the celery and pimento peppers and added marshmellows. It was a hit at Thanksgiving. I will be making this again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/18/2010
My mother used to make this recipe during Christmas. The only different thing she did to it was substituted maraschino cherries in place of the pimento. It's so yummy that it's more like a dessert than a salad.:) Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/20/2009
Very good. My 11 year old daughter made this for me for Mother's Day! She did a great job. I would have left out the celery and added mandarin orange instead. Everyone picked out the celery. It was a bit bitter but we liked the crunch. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/02/2014
My grandmother made something very similar. She used coolwhip instead of heavy cream and cottage cheese instead of cream cheese and drained pineapples as the fruit... fabulous Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/23/2011
It is a very good recipe. What I did in the place of pimento and celery was used walnuts and i topped it with marshmallows which it is wonderful depending on the occasion i change the flavor but it is a wonderful treat to have Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/07/2017
Wow, this takes me back to holidays at my grandparents house. Every Thanksgiving & Christmas we had one of these (and it tastes even better than I remember) and also a strawberry cream jello dessert. After searching several recipes, this one was the best by far. Make sure to follow the 1 hour pre-chilling before putting in the other ingredients so they don't fall to the bottom... this is key! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/06/2016
I made this for Easter. It was a big success everyone loved it! The pimento gives it a very nice flavor! Seems an odd thing for a jello salad but it blends beautifully in a cold jello salad. I am making this again next week for a large party. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/30/2019
Just like my Mother used to make! I backed off on the celery and added maraschino cherries!! It was great at Thanksgiving 2019 at Moevalley USA.. Read More
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