Lime Gelatin Salad


"This is a great recipe my mom got from my aunt. It is a family tradition for us. It can be made a day or two ahead of time, if you like. It looks just beautiful in a cut crystal bowl. We just 'gobble' it up! If pecans aren't your favorite. substitute walnuts. Originally submitted to"


servings 458 cals
Serving size has been adjusted!

Original recipe yields 9 servings



  • Calories:
  • 458 kcal
  • 23%
  • Fat:
  • 37 g
  • 57%
  • Carbs:
  • 29.7g
  • 10%
  • Protein:
  • 6 g
  • 12%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 100 mg
  • 33%
  • Sodium:
  • 179 mg
  • 7%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

On Sale

What's on sale near you.


  1. Pour 1 cup boiling water over the gelatin mix in a large bowl. Stir it until it is dissolved. Add 1/2 cup pineapple juice. Place it in the refrigerator to partially gel. It is important that the gelatin is only partially gelled.
  2. Meanwhile, cook the pineapple in a small saucepan until it boils. Let it cook about 5 minutes. Cool it to room temperature.
  3. When the gelatin is partially gelled, blend the softened cream cheese into it until it is creamy. Mix in the cooled, cooked pineapple.
  4. Whip the cream until it is fluffy. Fold it into the gelatin-cream cheese mixture. Fold the nuts into the gelatin mixture. Pour it all into a pretty crystal bowl and place it in the refrigerator to completely gel.
  • profile image

Your rating



  1. 12 Ratings


I started to make this recipe because it sounded good, but then, as I was making it, I realized it wasn't quite right. The ingredients call for 1 1/2 cups water, but the directions call for 1 c...

I was looking for a lime gelatin salad recipe for my mom and this one fit the bill. I made the recipe as stated and it turned out just fine. Thanks for sharing!

I followed the recipe with the added ingredient of the 1/2 cup pineapple juice. Didn't cook the pinapple either as it was a can. Everyone liked how it was NOT THAT SWEET (great for serving with...

If done right, this is a good recipe. There is absolutely no need to cook canned pineapple. For the water, use 1 cup and then add 1/2 cup pineapple juice. You can get that from the can of draine...

Since I can remember growing up this has always been a favorite at holiday dinners. My Aunt was always in charge of bringing it but when she passed away no one knew how to make it. I have sear...

I've been making this recipe for as long as I can remember. I got it from my grandma, and streamlined it by "blenderizing" it rather than just mashing the pears. SO yummy, smooth and refreshin...

This a very tasty dish, and my family often requests it. I don't add the whipping cream-- too much fat. It's just fine without it-- maybe a little tangier.

Yummy. My great grandma used to make this!

This is a great recipe - it makes a lot! I used sugar free jello and it came out great. Otherwise, I followed the recipe exactly. It was suggested to use cool whip instead of whipping cream....