Sunday, June 6, 2010

Apricot Gelatin Salad

I got this recipe from a blog another friend of mine follows, and I would link back, but I can't find it anymore... just so you know that I'm not the one that should be credited with this wonderful yumminess.  It should, however, be enjoyed all the same:

Apricot Gelatin Salad 
1        5.5oz package orange or apricot jello
1        envelope plain gelatin or 1 small package jello
1        cup boiling water
1        20oz can crushed pineapple
1        8oz package cream cheese or cream cheese substitute 
1        15oz can apricot halves, drained & chopped
1        carton whipped topping, thawed & divided
¼       cup chopped pecans

In large bowl, dissolve gelatin in water.  Drain pineapple, reserving juice.  Add pineapple to gelatin. 
In food processor or blender, beat cream cheese and pineapple juice until smooth.  Combine with gelatin mixture.  Chill until set. 
Before serving, fold in apricots and whipped topping.  Dollop with spoon of topping and sprinkle with nuts.

You can make this work with mandarin oranges as well for a 50/50 bar whip.  It’s a lovely treat in the middle of winter when fresh fruit isn’t readily available.  

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