Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Artistic Salad....

A couple of weeks ago, a local cooking instructor appeared on an local morning television program with the following recipe.  I was inspired to give it a try.

          So - I printed the recipe off the station's website....
....and here we have the recipe for Artistic Salad! 


2 small (3-oz.) pkgs. lime Jell-O
2 cups boiling Sprite
8 ice cubes
1 #2 can crushed pineapple, drained
juice from drained pineapple
1 pkg. Dream Whip
8 oz. cream cheese, softened
3/4 cup sugar
3 eggs, beaten
1 Tablespoon lemon juice
3 Tablespoons flour
cheddar cheese, shredded
pecans, chopped

- Mix first 3 ingredients, then add 1 - #2 can of crushed pineapple (drained).
Save juice from pineapple.  Place Jell-O mixture in a 9 x 13 pan and allow to set until firm.
- Whip together 1 pkg. Dream Whip topping Mix according to directions on the box with 1 - 8 oz. pkg. cream cheese.  Beat until smooth and spread on top of Jell-O mixture when it has set.
- Add enough water to the pineapple juice that you saved to make 1 cup, then add 3/4 cup of sugar and  3 beaten eggs, 1 Tablespoon lemon juice, and 3 Tablespoons of flour.  Cook until thickened and cool completely.  When cooled spread over the Dream Whip layer.
- Garnish with shredded cheddar cheese and chopped pecans.  Refrigerate.

This is really tasty!  I did stir almost continually when making the custard, and there was no problem with lumps at all.

We had some more rain overnight, knocking The Husband out of a golf outing, but good for the garden!  Some cooler temperatures are predicted for us for the next several days.:-) 

Thank you for following along.  I really enjoy your comments.

Next post - Earth Week....


  1. Oh, that does look and sound really good! Thank you for sharing! The gentle rain we have had today has been most beneficial, but we could use some more, and I think it's predicted for the weekend. I have also noticed that the temperatures are supposed to be cooler for a few days. Wonder if this coming cool period will be what we call Blackberry Winter... sometimes I lose track!

  2. What a fun salad. I used to make a similar one with pear halves and lost the recipe years ago. This sounds wonderful. We are having some rain here today but I am not complaining. We really need it. xo Diana

  3. A very interesting recipe. Looks very tasty. I imagine Jell-O is the same as what is known as jelly here, but I don't know the product named 'Dream Whip'. I guess products vary from one country to another.

  4. This sounds and looks so delicious. I make a similar one like it but I don't use the cheese. But I know its really good. Nellie....I was wondering and I hope I don't sound awful or that I am NOT offensive, but have you thought of getting a different camera? I use a Sony Cyber Shot (16.2 mega pixels) with a Carl Zeiss lens that is built in. Know its NOT one of these fancy smancy cameras but it really does the job for what I do with it. We got it for under $200 on sale at Best Buy. And its worth every dime. It does movies, wide photos and a TON of other things. I think it would even do the dishes if I knew which button to press.(Big smile). You my dear friend are WORTH having a better camera. And I know you'd be pleased as punch if you could get great photos. I don't know how it is for you but I know for some money can be a crunch. With 8 kids believe me I KNOW what it is to be frugal. My husband use to tell people that I squeezed that old nickel until the buffalo laid over and bellered. And I've been known to sell some stuff on ebay or have a garage sale when I have really wanted to needed something that I couldn't afford at the time. I truly hope I have not offended you. But you have such a wonderful blog here and I know it could really zing! Just think about it for me. And I hope your husband and family don't hate me now!!

    Truly do love you my dear friend,


  5. Oh that salad sounds so yummy! That custard on top is unique I've never heard of that before! Wow...a must try!