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Cheese Salad


  • 2 envelopes unflavored gelatin
  • 1/4 cup cold water
  • 2 cups crushed pineapple, undrained
  • 3 Tbsp. lemon juice
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 cups coarsely shredded American cheese
  • 1 cup cream, whipped


Soak gelatin in cold water for 5 minutes. Place pineapple, lemon juice and sugar in a pan and heat to boiling. Remove and add dissolved gelatin and flavoring. Allow to cool until it begins to thicken and then fold in the cheese and whipped cream. Chill until it is firm and serve on lettuce with just a little dab of mayonnaise.

By Robin from Washington, IA

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February 29, 2012
A few people have asked me to share more of my Aunt's 1935 cookbook. She used raspberry and black cherry Jello together and added canned drained fruit cocktail for family get togethers, mainly for the children.


  • 2 cups crushed pineapple
  • 1 pkg. lemon flavored Jello gelatin (Jello only came in the small size boxes back then. )
  • 1 Tbsp. unflavored gelatin
  • 2 Tbsp. cold water
  • juice of 1 lemon
  • 1/4 cup chopped pimiento
  • 1/2 cup chopped nuts
  • 1 stalk celery, chopped
  • 6 marshmallow, quartered
  • 1 cup whipping cream
  • 2 3-oz. packages cream cheese
  • 1/8 tsp. salt


Drain juice from pineapple. Add water to make 2 cups. Heat to boiling.

Pour over lemon flovored gelatin and unfavored gelatin which has been softened in cold water. Stir until dissolved.

Add lemon juice and salt. Mix thoroughly. Cool until partially set.

Add pineapple which has been mixed with cream cheese , pimiento, nuts, and celery.

Add marshmallows. Fold in whipped cream.

Pour into mold that has been rinsed in cold water. Let stand in cold place for 12 hours.

Source: 1935 Household Searchlight Cookbook. Recipe by E. Fleetwood,Lincoln, Nebraska. Also it says it is "A Prize Winning Recipe".

By Great Granny Vi from Moorpark, CA


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