Pineapple-Cheese (or Mandarin) Gelatin Dessert



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Pineapple-Cheese Salad

  • Time 5 minutes
  • Serves 6



  • 2 envelopes unflavored gelatin
  • 1/2 cup cold water
  • 16 ounce can crushed pineapple (Do Not Drain)
  • 3 Tbsp lemon juice (omit)
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 cup heavy cream, whipped (8 oz cool whip, made w/cream)
  • 1 cup cheddar cheese, shredded (1 cup mandarin oranges, chopped)
  • 1/2 cup walnuts, chopped (pecans)
  • Lettuce leaves, to line serving dish(es)
  • nuts (for garnish)

  • Soften the gelatin in the cold water.
  • Heat the UNDRAINED crushed pineapple in a saucepan on medium low heat.
  • Stir in the softened gelatin until it dissolves.
  • Add the lemon juice and the sugar.
  • Put in refrigerator and chill until mixture is partially set. (Time will vary depending upon your refrigerator, 1 hr).
  • Whip the cream.
  • Fold in whipped cream, cheese/mandarins and chopped nuts.
  • Pour into a 6-cup mold or 6 1-cup molds.
  • Chill until set.
  • Shortly before serving, place lettuce leaves on serving dish(es).
  • Unmold onto the lettuce.
  • Garnish with nuts.



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