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Red and whiter casserole dish filled with the lime Congealed Salad, Cherry Or Lime Flavored.

Congealed Salad, Lime Or Cherry Flavored

The tropical burst of pineapple infuses this creamy, crunchy cherry or lime congealed salad. It has chunks of cream cheese, pecans, and crunchy celery bits. You can mold it into any form or serve it from a dish. 

  • Total Time: 40 minutes
  • Yield: 15 servings 1x


Units Scale
  • 3 (3-ounce) packages of cherry or lime jello
  • 1 1/2 cups of hot water, not boiling
  • 8 ounces cream cheese, cold
  • 30-ounces crushed pineapple, do not drain
  • 1 cup pecans, chopped
  • 1 cup celery, chopped fine


  1. Lightly spray a dish or mold with a light-tasting non-stick cooking spray.
  2. Pour hot water into a small bowl with jello and stir until jello is dissolved, and set the bowl aside to cool.
  3. Beat cream cheese in a large bowl with an electric mixer just until it is broken up into large chunks, not creamy.
  4. Add pineapple to the cream cheese and mix them together. 
  5. Pour the jello into the cream cheese mixture and stir to combine. 
  6. Stir in the nuts and celery, then pour into the prepared dish or mold.
  7. Refrigerate for about 8 hours or overnight until the salad is firm.
  8. Unmold by setting the mold in a pan that has a few inches of warm water in it; use a sharp knife to  separate the salad away from the sides of the dish.
  9. Place a plate over the dish and turn it all upside down to unmold the salad onto the plate. Remove the mold, garnish the salad, and chill in the refrigerator before serving.


  • Set dissolved jello in the freezer or refrigerator to speed up cooling down.
  • If salad does not want to unmold turn it over and repeat the process again. 
  • If it falls out in pieces, you can place it back together and use a little water to seal the edges.
  • If it is an unfixable mess, put the salad in a bowl and enjoy by the spoonful.
  • Try using other flavored gelatins.
  • Author: Louisiana Woman
  • Prep Time: 40 minutes
  • Category: Salad
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: congealed salad

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