Lime Gelatin Salad (The Best Ever!!)

Roz Blair


I recall my grandmother making a lime gelatin salad when I was a child and went searching...and oh, boy did I ever find one! Even better than my grandmothers!!

This is so rich and delicious -- I ate it for breakfast with the tiny bit of leftovers from the holiday meal!


★★★★★ 3 votes

10 Min


  • 1 c
    boiling water
  • 1 pkg
    lime flavored gelatin (6 oz.)
  • 1 can(s)
    crushed pineapple in juice (drain & reserve juice)
  • 1 pkg
    cream cheese (8 oz.), softened
  • 2 c
    heavy whipping cream
  • 1 c
    chopped pecans

How to Make Lime Gelatin Salad (The Best Ever!!)


  1. In a large bowl, pour 1 cup boiling water over gelatin mix. Stir until COMPLETELY dissolved then stir in 1/2 cup reserved pineapple juice. Refrigerate until thickened but not set, about 1 hour.

    Meanwhile, place crushed pineapple and remaining juice in a small saucepan. Bring to a boil, reduce heat, and simmer for about 5 minutes. Remove from heat and cool to room temperature.

    With an electric hand mixer, blend softened cream cheese into lime gelatin mixture until smooth. Stir in cooled pineapple.

    In your stand mixer bowl, beat whipping cream until soft peaks form. Fold into gelatin/cream cheese/pineapple mixture, until combined. Fold in chopped pecans.

    Pour mixture into Jell-O mold (5-6 cup capacity) or a pretty glass serving or trifle bowl.

    Refrigerate for at least 4 hours or until set.

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About Lime Gelatin Salad (The Best Ever!!)

Course/Dish: Gelatin Salads
Main Ingredient: Fruit
Regional Style: American
Hashtags: #lime, #gelatin, #Jell-O

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