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Pineapple & Cream Cheese JELL-O Fruit Dessert

Yesterday I must have seen seven signs for U-pick strawberries in the span of three miles. So ya know what? I pulled my buggy over and went to pick a quart.

It’s fresh fruit dessert season!

But yeah, it’s also sopping wet and rainy season, and the fields were a might bit too mucky for the flip flops I was wearing. (They warned me before I sank into the earth’s crust and disappeared.)

Soooooo, it’s officially not quite fresh fruit dessert season!

Bah humbug.

Being the stubborn person that I am, I decided to make a fruit dessert anyhow, so there!

You know the old favorite with lime JELL-O and PHILADELPHIA cream cheese all whipped up together with some crushed pineapple?

My mom always called it a salad, so I call it a salad, but is it really a salad? 

Pineapple & Cream Cheese JELL-O Salad

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Ingredients

1 large box Lime JELL-O (or 2 small boxes)
2 c. boiling water
8 oz. PHILADELPHIA cream cheese, softened
1 15 oz can crushed pineapple + 1 cup juice
1/2 c. cold water
1 8oz container COOL WHIP Extra Creamy

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Directions

1. Dissolve JELL-O with 2 cups boiling water. Whisk in softened cream cheese until thoroughly blended. Then add crushed pineapple with juice and 1/2 cup cold water. Pour into mold and refrigerate until set.

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2. Turn out mold onto serving plate. Spoon COOL WHIP into center of mold.

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3. Arrange your choice of fresh or frozen fruit on top as desired. (I’m not entirely happy about the color of the kiwi in combination with the color of the JELL-O, but since it tastes great, I live with it. Ha!)

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Serve immediately, and be sure to add a big spoonful of the fruit and Cool Whip to your JELL-O for a cool, creamy and refreshing fruit dessert!

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What is your favorite way to make a JELL-O fruit dessert?

I wanted to share a classic JELL-O recipe I love. I’m a Kraft Tastemaker, but all opinions and thoughts are my own.

About Liz

Liz Mays is a lifestyle, food and travel blogger living in coastal North Carolina. If she's not in her kitchen creating recipes, she's probably off on another whirlwind travel adventure, scrapbooking her photos and memories, curled up watching a movie or sound asleep.

Comments

  1. We actually just bought a couple boxes of Jell-O per my 4yo’s request. This’ll be the first time I’m making Jell-O.