Grandma A's Lime Gelatin Salad
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- 2 pkg
- lime jello, 3 oz each
- 1 can(s)
- crushed pineapple, 8 oz, drained /reserve the juice
- water with pineapple juice to equal 2 cups.
- 3 Tbsp
- lemon or lime juice
- 1 1/4 c
- chopped celery
- 1 pkg
- cream cheese, 8 oz, softened
- 3-4 Tbsp
- 1/2 to 3/4 c
- small curd cottage cheese, drained
- 1/3 c
- roughly chopped toasted pecans
1Place water and pineapple juice to measure 2 cups, and lemon/lime juice in a medium microwaveable mixing bowl and heat to boiling on high in microwave. 3 to 4 minutes.
2Stir in Lime Jello and stir to dissolve completely 2 to 3 minutes. Refrigerate until slightly thickened and "syrupy".
3Whip together the cream cheese and mayo til smooth. Add the drained pineapple and celery and stir to mix.
4When Jello mixture is thickened, stir in the cream cheese mixture until well blended. Add cottage cheese and stir until evenly distributed.
5Pour mixture into 9 x 12 casserole and top with chopped toasted pecans.
6Cover and return to refrigerator to complete setting, 3 to 4 hours or overnight.
7To serve, cut into squares and top with a combination of whipped cream and mayonnaise mixed together. (about 1/2 and 1/2)