Pineapple Gelatin Salad

Total Time

Prep: 25 min. + chilling


20 servings

Updated: Sep. 22, 2022
My family enjoys this lovely layered salad in the summer with grilled hamburgers. Although I haven't used the recipe long, it's quickly become a favorite. A good friend shared it with me, and every time I make it, I think of her. —Susan Kirby, Tipton, Indiana


  • 1 can (20 ounces) crushed pineapple
  • 1 package (6 ounces) lemon gelatin
  • 3 cups boiling water
  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 1 carton (16 ounces) frozen whipped topping, thawed
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 3 tablespoons water
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 2 large egg yolks, lightly beaten


  1. Drain pineapple, reserving juice. Dissolve gelatin in water; add pineapple. Pour into a 13x9-in. dish coated with cooking spray; chill until almost set, about 45 minutes.
  2. In a bowl, beat cream cheese and whipped topping until smooth. Carefully spread over gelatin; chill for 30 minutes. Meanwhile, in a saucepan over medium heat, combine sugar, lemon juice, water, flour, egg yolks and reserved pineapple juice; bring to a boil, stirring constantly. Cook until thickened, about 1 minute. Cool. Carefully spread over cream cheese layer. Chill for at least 1 hour.

Nutrition Facts

1 piece: 189 calories, 8g fat (6g saturated fat), 30mg cholesterol, 56mg sodium, 26g carbohydrate (25g sugars, 0 fiber), 2g protein.

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