Karen’s Killer Fixin’s: Pineapple Cheese Salad


It’s time for Karen’s Killer Fixin’s! Over the years, I’ve filled two 4-inch, 3-ring binders with my own creations as well as recipes my family and friends were willing to share with me. I simply love to cook and want to share that love with my readers. So every Friday, I share one recipe I think you and your family might enjoy. It might be a main course recipe. A cookie or baked item. Candy. Salads. Whatever strikes my eye and fancy…which today is PINEAPPLE CHEESE SALAD!

My mom has been making this recipe most of my life for special holidays and parties, but it’s a great change on the traditional salad anytime. Placing squares of Pineapple Cheese Salad on a bed of lettuce looks festive and the flavors are pure dessert. It’s a favorite in my house and easy to make, even though it takes a bit of planning to allow for the “setting” time. Mmmmm! I think I may need to make this soon. 🙂

I hope you enjoy today’s Killer Fixin’s. Happy eating!


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1 can crushed pineapple
Juice of ½ lemon (1/2 T.)
6 oz. cream cheese
¾ cup sugar
2 envelopes of Knox gelatin
½ pint whipped cream
½ pint maraschino cherries

Boil pineapple, lemon juice, sugar and cream cheese.  Dissolve gelatin in ½ cup cold water, add to heated mixture.  Bring to boil.  Let cool 1 hour; add to ½ pint whipped cream.  Note: Be sure cheese is entirely melted or it will be lumpy.

TO SERVE: Cut into squares and place a square on a “light” bed of lettuce. Top with one cherry. (Can be served without the lettuce as a dessert.)

Note: If you’re not serving right away, wait to plate it, especially the cherry on top so it doesn’t “bleed” into the pretty white square.

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