Saturday, February 2, 2008

Under the Sea Salad

1 cup boiling water
1 package of gelatin (4 serving)
1 16 ounce can pear halves in syrup
1 tablespoon lemon juice
2 packages (3 ounces each) softened cream cheese
1/8 teaspoon cinnamon (optional)

Drain pears, reserving ¾ cup of syrup. Dice pears, set aside. Dissolve gelatin in boiling water. Add syrup and juice. Measure 1 ¼ cups of gelatin, pour into 8X4-inch loaf pan or 4 cup mold. Chill until set but not firm, about 1 hour. Very slowly, blend remaining gelatin into cheese, beating until smooth. Add cinnamon and pears; spoon over clear gelatin in pan. Chill until firm, about 4 hours. Garnish with additional pears and maraschino cherry, if desired.

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