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Lemon-Cream Salad

Yield 12 servings
Substitute lime-flavored gelatin and pistachio nuts for a different flavor twist on this creamy salad.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup miniature marshmallows
  • 1 (10-ounce) bottle lemon-lime carbonated beverage
  • 2 (3-ounce) packages cream cheese, cubed
  • 1 (6-ounce) package lemon-flavored gelatin
  • 1 (20-ounce) can crushed pineapple, undrained
  • 3/4 cup chopped pecans
  • 1 cup whipping cream, whipped
  • Red leaf lettuce leaves
  • Garnish: lemon rind knots

How to Make It

  1. Combine first 3 ingredients in a large heavy saucepan; cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until cream cheese and marshmallows melt. Remove from heat.

  2. Add gelatin, stirring until dissolved. Stir in pineapple and pecans. Chill until the consistency of unbeaten egg white.

  3. Fold in whipped cream. Pour mixture into 12 lightly oiled 1/2-cup molds. Cover and chill until firm. Unmold onto lettuce-lined salad plates. Garnish, if desired.

Christmas with Southern Living 1995