Our Yummy Pear Lime Jello Salad

By Heide Kennedy, Arizona Farm Bureau Communications Intern

Something that my family always looks forward to at every family gathering is Pear Lime Jell-O salad. It is one of my grandma’s favorite things to make for every holiday party. Don’t let the name deceive you, the salad isn’t actually a salad at all, but rather a light, fluffy, and creamy dessert. It only requires 5 simple ingredients that you might already have on hand and is super quick to make and easy to clean up.

Photo courtesy of Tiana; Pexels.


  • 2 (15 oz) Cans of pears
  • 8 oz Cream cheese
  • 1 (8 oz) Package of lime Jell-O
  • 8 oz of Cool Whip
  • 1 Cup of water


  1. Drain the pears. Place the juice from the pears in a saucepan and bring to a boil.
  2. Mash the drained pears and cream cheese together, mixing until well blended, and set aside.
  3. Stir Jell-O into the boiling pear juice until it’s all dissolved and then add the water.
  4. Pour the Jell-O into the pear and cream cheese mixture.
  5. Gently whisk in the Cool Whip.
  6. Refrigerate until it sets up, which is approximately 4 hours.


The nice thing about this recipe is that it can be made with any combination of canned fruits and Jell-O flavors. So, no worries if you don’t have canned pears and lime Jell-O on hand!

For more fun dessert recipes, check out the recipes page on the Fill Your Plate website!

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