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pear & cream cheese mold

Recipe by
Leanne D.
Southern, CA

This was one of my Dad's favorite dishes,Mom served it as a dessert and sometimes as a salad. This is the original recipe,I don't remember adding the nuts but if you like nuts add them.

yield 12 serving(s)
method No-Cook or Other

Ingredients For pear & cream cheese mold

  • 6 oz. pkg lime gelatin
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 c boiling water
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 lb.3 oz can pear halves
  • cold water
  • 8 oz. cream cheese
  • 1/8 teaspoon ginger
  • 1/2 c chopped pecans
  • salad greens,optional

How To Make pear & cream cheese mold

  • 1
    Dissolve gelatin and salt in boiling water. Stir in lemon juice.Drain pears,reserving syrup.Measure syrup,add enough cold water to make 1 1/2 cups and stir into gelatin.Pour half the gelatin into bowl and chill until thickened. Dice pears and fold into thickened gelatin and spoon mixture into 1 1/2 quart mold. Chill until set,but not firm. Meanwhile,chill remaining half of gelatin mixture until slightly thickened.Soften cream cheese in large bowl.Gradually blend in slightly thicken gelatin and ginger,beating with a hand mixer until fluffy and thickened.Stir in nuts.Spoon over set gelatin in mold and chill until firm. Unmold and garnish with salad greens,optional.