Thursday, March 03, 2011

Under the Sea Jello Salad

This seems to be a favorite of many people. I have photos of it from many molds in different Jello books but this is my favorite. The pears on top are an interesting touch...

Under the Sea Salad
1 package (3 oz.) Jell-O Lime Gelatin
1/4 tsp. salt
1 cup boiling water
1 can (1 lb. pear halves)
2 packages (3 oz.) each cream cheese
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1/8 tsp. ginger (My Mom wrote NO next to this...)
Dissolve Jell-O Gelatin and salt in boiling water.  Drain pears, measuring 3/4 cup syrup; add water, if necessary.  Dice pears and set aside.  Add pear syrup and lemon juice to gelatin.  Measure 1 1/4 cups into a 1-quart mold.  Chill until set, but not firm. 
Meanwhile, soften cheese until creamy.  Gradually add remaining gelatin, blending until smooth.  Add ginger.  Chill until very thick.  Fold in pears.  Spoon into mold.  Chill until firm.  Unmold on crisp lettuce.  Makes about 4 cups, or 8 side salads.

Who has this one at holiday functions?  I'll put up variations over the weekend, but of course I have an interesting Retro Craft for us all to - I won't say enjoy, exactly...

1 comment:

Rachel said...

This jelly salad is amazing