This Blueberry Jello Salad recipe was passed to me from my Mom years ago. In fact Peyton and I were actually featured on the Cincy Moms Like Me Cookbook Cover with this recipe in September 2008.
The original recipe called for black cherry Jello which we often have a difficult time finding. (Update: We are able to find this flavor again – we found it at Kroger). You can substitute with cherry, blueberry or cherry fusion Jello if you can’t find Black Cherry. This is a family favorite for Thanksgiving, Christmas and Easter!
Everyone loves Blueberry Jello Salad and no family gathering is the same without it! The cream cheese topping and Jello salad are a great combination. You can of course leave the nuts off or substitute with another kind but we love them! You can also toast them for an additional upscale touch.
Did you know that you can freeze cream cheese? It works great and saves money! I like to purchase cream cheese in bulk on sale and stockpile it for recipes. Check out this post Can You Freeze Cream Cheese to find out how! This is a great tip for this recipe.
This blueberry jello salad is amazing! No holiday is the same without it!
Blueberry Jello Salad
- 2 3 oz packages of black cherry jello
- 2 cups hot water
- 1 can blueberry pie filling
- 1 can large can crushed pineapple, un-drained
- 8 oz. cream cheese, softened
- 1 cup sour cream
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 1/2 cup chopped pecans, optional
- Dissolve jello in hot water.
- Stir in pie filling & pineapple.
- Pour into a 9x13 glass dish and refrigerate until firm.
- Beat topping ingredients until fluffy.
- Spread on the congealed jello mixture.
- Sprinkle with chopped nuts and refrigerate.
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