Friday, December 10, 2010

Foodie Friday!!! Bama's green jello salad

This post just makes me very happy and brings back a lot of fond memories of my Bama. (more stories I've been told than actual memories. She died when I was little.) She loved my dad and she loved my mom because she married my dad! She was a beautiful woman inside and out. 
This recipe is her 'Green Jello Salad' My mom had the recipe years ago, but somehow it was lost and she found this recipe online that is the same thing or almost the same thing! One of my cousins emailed me Bama's original recipe...she did not use pineapple!
here's the original 
1 package of lime jello. 
1 8oz package of cream cheese(softened). 
1 cup chopped pecans. 
1 medium can of diced pears.
Make jello according to package, when almost congilled, add cheese & beat until fluffy.
Add pears & pecans & let set. Done. Enjoy. 

Here is the Taste of Home recipe
  • 1 can (15 ounces) pear halves
  • 1 package (3 ounces) lime gelatin
  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, cubed
  • 1 can (20 ounces) unsweetened crushed pineapple, well drained
  • 1 cup chopped pecans, toasted, divided
  • 1 carton (8 ounces) frozen whipped topping, thawed


  • Drain pears, reserving juice; set pears aside. In a small saucepan, bring juice to a boil. Stir in gelatin until dissolved. Remove from the heat; cool slightly.
  • In a food processor, combine pears and cream cheese; cover and process until smooth. Transfer to a large bowl; stir in gelatin mixture until blended. Stir in the pineapple and 3/4 cup pecans. Fold in whipped topping.
  • Pour into an ungreased 11-in. x 7-in. dish. Refrigerate until set. Sprinkle with remaining pecans. Cut into squares. Yield: 8 servings 

If you have a favorite recipe you would like to share, please link on below!!!

    1 comment:

    varunner said...

    This sounds delicious (and festive)! You could also link this up with Joy of Desserts since it's something your grandmother used to make. She does a vintage recipe link up on Thursdays. She's on my blogroll if you're interested!

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