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Party Cherry Salad

A delicious salad covered with a blanket of cream cheese snow, then topped with a gelatin layer – perfect for the holidays. Margaret Marie Roth always had this on her Thanksgiving and Christmas tables.

Party Cherry Salad


  • 2 1/2 cups pineapple chunks
  • 1 (16 ounce) can Bing cherries
  • 1/3 cup lemon juice
  • Water
  • Pineapple syrup
  • Bing cherry syrup
  • 2 small boxes cherry-flavored gelatin
  • 3 tablespoons light cream
  • 3 ounces cream cheese
  • 1/2 cup walnuts, chopped


  1. Drain pineapple and cherries, reserving juice. Pit the cherries if they are not already pitted.
  2. Add lemon juice and water to syrup to make 3 1/2 cups. Heat to boiling.
  3. Dissolve gelatin in hot liquid. Divide into 2 equal portions. Chill one portion until partially set.
  4. Add pineapple pieces. Pour into an 8 inch square pan. Chill until firm.
  5. Add cream to softened cheese. Spread over gelatin. Chill until firm.
  6. Chill remaining gelatin until thick. Add nuts and cherries and put on top of cream cheese layer. Chill.


From the kitchen of Margaret Marie Roth, Chandler, Arizona.

Recipe and photograph are the property of Linda Ann Jolly, Arizona.

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