Dave's Pink Salad

Dave's Pink Salad Recipe

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Beth Laugherty


This was my late husbands favorite salad. His mom would make it at Thanksgiving and Christmas, I guess you could say that this is a Laugherty family recipe that has been passed down from Mother-in-law to Daugther-in-law. I've given both ingredints for a small and large batch. This is my first recipe post.


★★★★★ 2 votes

20 Min


  • 5 oz. can(s)
    crushed pineapple with juice
  • 3 oz.
    cream cheese, room temperature
  • 3 oz. box
    cherry gelatin (use a green for christmas)
  • 1 cup
    boiling water
  • 1/2 cup
    cold water
  • ·
    handful of chopped pecans

How to Make Dave's Pink Salad


  1. With hand mixer, mix soften cream cheese and crushed pineapple with juice until blended, set aside. In a bowl with boiling water add jello stir until disolved, about 2 mins. add cold water. Add cream cheese and pineapple to jello, add pecans. Pour into serving dish and chill until firm, about a hour or two.
    1 lg. can crushed pineapple w/ juice
    8oz. soften cream cheese
    lg box of jello
    Add enough boiling water to disolve box of jello (I don't have a large box of jello to give how much water is needed) and then add cold water.
    Follow the steps for a small batch of salad, but let set for a bit longer, when I make a large batch I make it the night before I'm going to serve it.

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About Dave's Pink Salad

Course/Dish: Gelatin Salads
Main Ingredient: Dairy
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Quick & Easy

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