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Under the Sea Pear Salad

Updated on February 28, 2017

"... always room for Jell-O"

Under the Sea Pear Salad has been a holiday mainstay on my sister's dessert table for years and years. It has made the rounds of church covered dish suppers and picnics, proving to be a dessert for any occasion.

Select from this or 15 other dessert recipes to help make your season a little bit sweeter.

Jell-O slogan introduced in1964.

Photo by Taste of Home (recipe below)

Remember any of these?

Kraft Jello Cookbook - 3 Cookbooks in 1 ~ A great bargain!

Kraft has been making award winning recipes for years, and some of the favorites include using a Jell-O product.

Inside this cookbook you will find hundreds of dessert recipes that are easy to make, full of flavor and fun to make.

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You will need:

cooking spray

8x4 loaf pan

mixing bowl



Hidden Pear Salad ~ a little different than my sisters.
Hidden Pear Salad ~ a little different than my sisters.

Cook Time

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: overnight for best results

Serves: Makes about 3 cups or serves 6


  • 1 can (15oz) pear halves
  • 1 package (3oz) Lime Jello
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup boiling water
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 2 packages (3oz) each cream cheese
  • 1/8 teaspoon ginger


  1. 1. Drain pears, but save the liquid. Dice pears and set aside.
  2. 2. Dissolve gelatin and salt in boiling water. Add lemon juice and cup pear syrup liquid.
  3. 3. Measure 1 cups into an 8x4 loaf pan or a 4 cup mold, coated with cooking spray.
  4. 4. Chill until set about 1 hour.
  5. After I hour ...
  6. 1. Soften cream cheese until creamy.
  7. 2. Slowly blend in remaining gelatin, beat until smooth.
  8. 3. Stir in ginger then add the pears. Stir.
  9. 4. Spoon cream cheese mixture evenly over set gelatin.
  10. 5. Chill until firm about 5 hours.
  11. 6. Unmold and garnish with whipped topping, raspberries. For a lovely presentation, place gelatin mold on lettuce or watercress.
  12. Note: recipe may be doubled, using a 9x5 inch loaf pan.
7 Layered Gelatin Salad
7 Layered Gelatin Salad

Did you know that there have been over 65 Jell-O flavors?

Pear-Lime Gelatin Salad
Pear-Lime Gelatin Salad

Baking Essentials for Your Kitchen

In order for your dessert to come out properly for serving, you need the correct cooking items.

This dish can be made using any of these containers and they will look great. For larger events select from the oblong or ring molds.

Small gatherings or side dish menus try using the shell mold or loaf pans.

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Layered Christmas Gelatin
Layered Christmas Gelatin

Selection of Items

Here are a few of the items for making Jell-O desserts that can be changed if desired.

You can select your favorite flavors from the 3 ounce sizes and add other canned fruit and spices such as fruit cocktail or peaches.

Don't forget to spray your dessert mold or dish before adding the ingredients so that the dessert can be unmolded easily.

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      VspaBotanicals 3 years ago

      Such a fun and yummy lens!