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dave's pink salad

(2 ratings)
Recipe by
Beth Laugherty
Clinton, TN

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 ratings)
prep time 20 Min
method Refrigerate/Freeze

Ingredients For dave's pink salad

  • 5 oz. can
    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.
  • 2
    LARGER RECIPE 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.