Wednesday, April 16, 2014

7 Up Jello Salad

I have always loved a good jello salad!!! Every holiday gathering that I attended at my grandparent's house always included some type of jello dish. I often scooped out seconds into a bowl as a "dessert".  One of the best things about this side dish is that it is a super easy recipe to prepare and goes great with any type of meal!!! 
7 Up Jello Salad
1 (3 oz.) package lime jello
1 cup hot water
 8 ounces 7 UP soft drink
1 (8 oz.) package cream cheese, softened
1 (20 oz.) can crushed pineapple, drained
2 tbsp sugar
1 tsp vanilla
1/2 cup pecans, chopped (optional)

In a small bowl, dissolve jello in 1 cup hot water; add 7-UP and set aside.  In a large bowl, beat cream cheese and pineapple until smooth.  Add sugar and vanilla. Stir in jello mixture (and pecans).  Pour into serving dish and refrigerate until set or overnight.  
What is so unique about this jello salad is the bubbly zip of lemon and lime created by the addition of 7-UP. Along with the combination of tart pineapple and lime jello….it results in the perfect spring time dish!!! If you like, you can easily double the ingredients and then use a 9 x 13 inch glass pan.  You can also substitute lemon jello instead of the lime. Keep this recipe in mind the next time you need a tasty sweet side dish!!!

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