Creamy Pear Salad

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  • 1 (16 ounce) can pears, liquid drained and reserved
  • 1 small box lime gelatin
  • 3 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1 envelope whipped topping mix
  • Lettuce leaves


  1. In a saucepan, bring pear liquid to a boil.
  2. Stir in gelatin until dissolved.
  3. Remove from the heat and cool at room temperature until syrupy.
  4. Meanwhile, puree pears in a blender.
  5. In a mixing bowl, beat cream cheese and lemon juice until fluffy and smooth.
  6. Add pureed pears and mix well.
  7. Prepare whipped topping according to package directions; fold into pear mixture.
  8. Fold in cooled gelatin.
  9. Pour into an oiled 4 1/2 cup mold.
  10. Chill overnight.
  11. Just before serving, unmold salad onto a lettuce-lined platter.

Yields 6 to 8 servings.

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