This is a recipe I discovered about 25 years ago when grape gelatin was hard to find! It's a terrific side dish or a delicious dessert. It's very rich in flavor and can be made ahead of time. Also good with cherry gelatin and cherry pie filling.

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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Topping:

Directions

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  • In a large bowl, mix together gelatin powder, boiling water, pineapple and pie filling. Pour into a mold, or glass baking dish, and refrigerate until set, at least 2 hours.

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  • In a medium bowl, mix together the cream cheese, sour cream, sugar and vanilla until smooth. Spread over the top of the gelatin. If using a mold, unmold the gelatin before applying topping.

Nutrition Facts

440 calories; 5.1 g protein; 70.8 g carbohydrates; 43.4 mg cholesterol; 163 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

Reviews (69)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
09/07/2007
I thought this was really good and I took it camping and got rave reviews. My only suggestion would to make sure the cream cheese is softened all of the way and be sure to use an electric mixer to mix the topping...mine was a little chunky and it took away from the flavor. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
09/05/2007
I liked this recipe ok. I took it to a family function where I'm known for my desserts. Unfortunately it didn't go over too well and most of it came home with me. Maybe the cherry would've been a better choice. Read More
(8)
84 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 69
  • 4 star values: 9
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
09/07/2007
I thought this was really good and I took it camping and got rave reviews. My only suggestion would to make sure the cream cheese is softened all of the way and be sure to use an electric mixer to mix the topping...mine was a little chunky and it took away from the flavor. Read More
(71)
Rating: 5 stars
03/18/2005
I too like this version with grape jello the best and always end up with an empty dish. The blueberries and pineapple are wonderful together and the topping is delicious! 5 star all the way! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/26/2005
This is awesome. I usually use either Berry Blue or Black Cherry Jello when making this. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/17/2006
This is an excellent recipe. I had tried the recipe before made with rasberry jello but when I tried to find that version I found this one instead. That is the only difference. I am suprised that this hasn't been tried by more people. I try alot of recipes found on this sight and this one is very very good. I like the rasberry version better than the grape but both are very good. I always serve as a dessert. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/22/2007
The store I shopped at didnt have blueberry pie filling so I used cherry jello and cherry pie filling. This was excellent. Barely any leftovers. This was loved by adults and children. A great versatile recipe that can't be beat. The frosting is delicious! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/26/2005
This was delicious! I will make it again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/16/2008
I have made a salad like this for years. Mine used raspberry gelatin and no pineapple. I tried this one and it is really good also. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/08/2007
I made this for Easter dinner using little silicone bundt molds for individual servings. It came out very pretty and got great reviews for taste. I didn't use the cream cheese topping just swirled Reddi-Whip in the center of the molds which everyone thought was fine. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/01/2008
This is a great dish!! If I said I make it for my boys to enjoy I would be lying... I make it for ME to enjoy! Although I do share with them too! I have used different kinds of jello some I have liked better than others but it is always a great dish. I also finely crush pretzels and sprinkle on top. The sugar & sweet is Y-U-M-M-O! One thing to caution is this may not be good for a picnic or potluck if dish will be out for a period of time only becuause jello will melt. If you have a ice cooler with room no worries... otherwise consider this if dish will be out over an hour. THANKS FOR SHARING THIS RECIPE!! One of my very favorites! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
09/05/2007
I liked this recipe ok. I took it to a family function where I'm known for my desserts. Unfortunately it didn't go over too well and most of it came home with me. Maybe the cherry would've been a better choice. Read More
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