Grandmas Lime Jello SaladFrom fizzle3nat 8 years ago
- 1 - 6 oz. pkg. lime Jello shopping list
- 2 c. boiling water shopping list
- 2 - 6 oz. cans crushed pineapple, do not use fresh shopping list
- Approx. 1 1/2 c. cold water shopping list
- 2 containers whipped topping (about 6 cups) shopping list
- 1 - 3 oz. pkg. cream cheese, softened shopping list
- 1/4 c. walnuts, toasted and chopped shopping list
How to make it
- ***Cook time is chill time.***
- Dissolve gelatin in boiling water, stirring well; set aside.
- Drain pineapple well, reserving juice. Set pineapple aside. Measure juice and add enough cold water to equal 2 cups. Stir into Jello mixture. Pour into a 13 x 9 inch pan.
- Chill about 45 minutes until just beginning to set; mixture should look like unbeaten egg whites. Whisk in 1 container of whipped topping (about 3 cups). Stir in 1 can of pineapple. Let chill until set, about 2 - 3 hours.
- Whip together softened cream cheese and second can of pineapple. Gently fold in second container of whipped topping. Spread over chilled Jello and sprinkle with walnuts. Chill for at least one hour before serving. Store leftovers in refrigerator.
- I included measurements for the whipped topping, in case you would like to use real whipped cream - like my mom does. If you do this, I would suggest that you use my Stabilized Whipped Cream Icing (you would need 3 recipes) because the additional gelatin in the whipped cream will prevent the salad from 'weeping'. Pineapple contains a protein-degrading enzyme called bromelain that prevents gelatin (a protein) from setting, which can cause the weeping, too. Canned pineapple (which has been processed at high heat and destroys some of the enzymes) eliminates this problem somewhat.