Cherry-Cream Cheese Layered Gelatin Salad

Cream cheese provides a pretty contrast to crimson-colored gelatin. Sweet cherries add a juicy pop!

  • Prep Time 15 min
  • Total Time 3 hr 0 min
  • Servings 8

Ingredients

2
boxes (4-serving size each) cherry-flavored gelatin
1 1/2
cups boiling water
2
cups frozen unsweetened sweet cherries
2
cans (8 oz each) crushed pineapple in juice, undrained
1/2
cup honey-nut cream cheese (from 8-oz container)
Leaf lettuce leaves, if desired

  • 1 In large bowl, dissolve gelatin in boiling water, stirring constantly. Stir in frozen cherries until thawed. Stir in pineapple.
  • 2 Into ungreased 8-inch square (2-quart) glass baking dish or another serving dish, pour about half of the gelatin mixture. Refrigerate 30 to 45 minutes or until set.
  • 3 Drop cream cheese by small spoonfuls over set gelatin mixture; carefully spread to cover. Pour remaining gelatin mixture over top. Refrigerate at least 2 hours until set. Cut into squares. Serve on lettuce leaves.

Expert Tips

If the room-temperature gelatin for the top layer starts to set up, just microwave it for 10 to 20 seconds.

Make the salad up to 24 hours ahead of time and store in the refrigerator.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
190
(
Calories from Fat
40),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
4 1/2g
4 1/2%
(Saturated Fat
3g,
3%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
15mg
15%;
Sodium
200mg
200%;
Total Carbohydrate
35g
35%
(Dietary Fiber
1g
1%
  Sugars
33g
33%
),
Protein
3g
3%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
4%;
Vitamin C
6%;
Calcium
2%;
Iron
2%;
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.