Bing Cherry Salad

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 2 Ratings
Serves: 12-16
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#2 can(s) dark bing cherries, drained [save liquid]
#2 1/2 can(s) crushed pineapple, drained [save liquid]
2 pkg cherry geletin, lg. package
2 can(s) coca-cola
2 c fruit juices [drained from cherries and pineapple]
2 pkg philadelphia cream cheese, regular or low-fat
1 c chopped pecans or walnuts. [leave out nuts if you have allergies.]

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Kathy Gann Recipe
Lightly Salted
Belle Plaine, KS (pop. 1,681)
Member Since Jun 2011
Kathy's notes for this recipe:
My mother made this when I was growing up, but she revised it over the years.
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Heat juices that were drained from pineapple and cherries.
Pour over gelatin. Stir well and then let it cool a few minutes.
Add Coca-Cola and chill in refrigerator until partially jelled.
Add cherries, pineapple, nuts [if desired], and cream cheese [crumbled into small chunks] or whipped cream.
Chill in refrigerator until firm. You may put it in a mold if you wish.


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user Cathy Nunn CJNUNN - Aug 23, 2011
I tried this recipe and say it's Family Tested & Approved!
user Cathy Nunn CJNUNN - Aug 23, 2011
Wow! Very rich & flavorful! I used sugar free Jello & Diet Coke..Worked just as well. Recipe in my opinion calls for too much cream cheese... I cut it back by about 25%.. Otherwise, very good salad...could almost serve as a dessert!! I plan to make this again...
user Kathy Gann revgran - Aug 23, 2011
Thank-you so much, Cathy! I appreciate all input. You know how it is when you just do it 'the way mom did it' and you get in a rut. I am going to try it with your changes. Thanks, again!!!
user Cathy Nunn CJNUNN - Aug 23, 2011
Well, the reason I went low-sugar is because I'm diabetic. Using the Diet Coke & Sugar Free Jello worked out just fine! I also put in a few handsfull of mini marshmallows...It was nice & sweet but not enough sugar to hurt me...

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