CHEERY BING CHERRY SALAD

Marlene York Recipe

By Marlene York atlantam48

Many eons ago I worked for Rich's which became Davison's which eventually became Macy's. This is neither here nor there except we had a company potluck and one of my co-worker brought this salad.
I could'd stop dipping into it.


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Prep Time:
Cooking Method:
Refrigerate/Freeze

Ingredients

1
small package black cherry gelatin
1
flat can crushed pineapple, drained (reserve juice)
1
large can sweet pitted cherries (bing cherries), drained (reserve juice)
1 c
boiling water
1 c
pineapple-cherry juice
1/2 Tbsp
knox gelatin, dissolved in 1/4 cold water
1 Tbsp
mayonnaise
1
small package cream cheese, softened
1 c
pecans, toasted and finely chopped

Directions

1
I drain the pineapple and cherries and put juice and fruits in refrigerator so they are nice and chilled when it comes time to add them to gelatin.
2
In heat-resistent bowl, dissolve black cherry gelatin in boiling water. Add Knox gelatin which has been softened in 1/4 cup cold water. Stir to dissolve.
3
Add chilled pineapple-cherry juice and chilled pineapple and cherries. Stir to combine. Place in (I use an oblong) dish. Slightly thicken in refrigerator.
4
Mix mayonnaise, softened cream cheese and nuts until fully incorporated. Shape into balls and place into gelatin. Refrigerate until firm.