lime jello salad

This is a recipe passed down from my grandmother, and I always associate it with the holidays…perhaps because she usually made it for Thanksgiving and Christmas.

It makes a great accompaniment with a turkey or ham dinner, or sometimes I save it for dessert.  It is THAT delicious!

Lime Jello Salad

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Ingredients…

  • 3 oz. box lime jello
  • 1 cup hot water
  • 1 medium can crushed pineapple
  • 8 oz. cool whip
  • 8 oz. cream cheese
  • 12 oz. marshmallows

Note…The original recipe calls for 1/2 pint whipping cream (whipped) in place of the cool whip.  I didn’t have whipping cream in my fridge when I made it once, and I substituted the cool whip.  I decided that I like the texture better with the cool whip, so I’ve made it that way ever since.

Also, you can add chopped nuts…but I don’t do that since my girls aren’t fans of the consistency of the jello with the nuts.

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Directions…

In a pot, mix the jello with the hot water.  Add the pineapple and juice, and bring to a boil.

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Add the cream cheese and marshmallows, and stir until melted.

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Cool until slightly thickened.  Then add the cool whip (or whipped cream) and the nuts (if using them).

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Mix well…you want a smooth consistency.  Allow to cool a bit more before pouring the jello mixture into a serving bowl.  Chill several hours or overnight before serving.

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So simple and you can make it the night before…a great recipe for those busy holidays!

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