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Lime Strawberry Surprise

Total Time

Prep: 20 min. + chilling


8-10 servings

Eye-catching in Christmas colors, this dish looks deliciously decorative on the table. Its combination of fruitiness and nutty crunch is surprisingly simple to create. —Arline Wertz, Millington, Tennessee
Lime Strawberry Surprise Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 1 package (3 ounces) lime gelatin
  • 1 can (8 ounces) crushed pineapple, drained
  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans
  • 1 package (3 ounces) cherry or strawberry gelatin


  1. Prepare lime gelatin according to package directions. Refrigerate until partially set, about 1 hour. Stir in pineapple. Pour into an 8-cup bowl or mold coated with cooking spray. Cover and refrigerate until firm, about 3 hours.
  2. In a small bowl, beat cream cheese and mayonnaise until smooth; stir in pecans. Spread over lime gelatin. Refrigerate until firm, about 2 hours.
  3. Prepare strawberry gelatin according to package directions; cool slightly. Carefully spoon over cream cheese layer. Refrigerate until firm about 3 hours or overnight.
Editor's Note: This recipe was doubled for a 4-qt. trifle bowl.

Nutrition Facts

1/2 cup: 276 calories, 21g fat (7g saturated fat), 29mg cholesterol, 166mg sodium, 20g carbohydrate (18g sugars, 1g fiber), 4g protein.

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