12 servings

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

How to Make It

Step 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.

Step 2

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

Step 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

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