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Cherry congealed salad

Paula Deen's Cherry-Pineapple Congealed Salad Recipe

Paula Deen's cherry-pineapple congealed salad has crunchy base of pretzels and chopped pecans and a smooth cream cheese layer mixed with crunchy walnuts. The gelatin mix is flavored with cherry and pineapple juice. This delicious fruit salad has whipped cream topping and has cherries on top. It's a perfect celebration dish for the Thanksgiving.
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Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Refrigerating Time 4 hrs
Total Time 4 hrs 20 mins
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 12
Calories 448 kcal


Baking Dish


  • 1.5 cup Pretzels (crushed)
  • 1 cup Pecans (chopped)
  • 2/3 cup Sugar
  • 3/4 cup Butter (melted)
  • 8 ounce Cream Cheese (softened)
  • 8 ounce Frozen Whipped Topping (thawed)
  • 15 ounce Dark Sweet Cherries (drained and juice reserved)
  • 8 ounce Crushed Pineapple (drained and juice reserved)
  • 6 ounce Black Cherry-flavored Gelatin
  • Whipped Topping (to garnish)


  • Mix pretzels, pecans, and sugar in a large mixing bowl. Stir in melted butter and transfer this mixture in the bottom of the pan. Bake it for about 15 minutes in the preheated oven (350 F).
  • Combine cream cheese with sugar and add whipped topping to the bowl. Spread this mixture over the baked crust in the pan. Cover the pan and refrigerate it. Now, combine pineapple sauce with cranberry sauce. Stir in a cup of cold water and gelatin. Transfer the mixture in a saucepan over medium heat.
  • Bring the mixture to boil, add cherries and pineapples, and set it aside to cool for about 30 minutes. Refrigerate it for about an hour. Pour this cherry mixture over the cream cheese layer and chill it for about 4 hours. Garnish with whipped toppings and cherries.


Calories: 448kcal | Carbohydrates: 59g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 24g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 4g | Monounsaturated Fat: 7g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 31mg | Sodium: 344mg | Potassium: 180mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 48g | Vitamin A: 405IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 33mg | Iron: 1mg
Keyword American cuisine, Gelatin, Paula Deen's cherry-pineapple congealed salad
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