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Layered Pear-Cream Cheese Mold

Layered Pear-Cream Cheese Mold recipe
photo by:kraft
This pretty lime gelatin mold has two layers. Both are studded with pears and one is made with cream cheese and pecans. Serve as a salad or dessert.
time
prep:
30 min
total:
5 hr 30 min
servings
total:
10 servings, 1/2 cup each
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What You Need

1
can  (16 oz.) pear halves, undrained
1
pkg.  (8-serving size) JELL-O Lime Flavor Gelatin
1-1/2
cups  cold ginger ale
2
Tbsp.  fresh lemon juice
1
pkg.  (8 oz.) PHILADELPHIA Cream Cheese, softened
1/4
cup  chopped PLANTERS Pecans

Make It

DRAIN pears, reserving liquid. Add enough water to liquid to measure 1-1/2 cups; bring to boil in small saucepan. Chop pears; set aside.

STIR boiling liquid into gelatin in large bowl at least 2 minutes until completely dissolved. Stir in cold ginger ale and lemon juice. Pour 1 cup of the gelatin into 5-cup mold. Refrigerate about 30 minutes or until slightly thickened (spoon drawn through leaves definite impression). Arrange some of the pears in mold, pushing into gelatin in mold.

MEANWHILE, gradually add remaining gelatin to cream cheese in large bowl, mixing with wire whisk until well blended. Refrigerate about 30 minutes or until slightly thickened (consistency of unbeaten egg whites). Stir in remaining pears and pecans. Spoon over gelatin layer in mold.

REFRIGERATE 4 hours or until firm. Unmold. Store leftover gelatin mold in refrigerator.

Kraft Kitchens Tips

How to Unmold Gelatin
Dip mold in warm water for about 15 seconds. Gently pull gelatin from around edges with moist fingers. Place moistened serving plate on top of mold. Invert mold and plate. Holding mold and plate together, shake slightly to loosen. Gently remove mold and center gelatin on plate.
Substitute
Substitute water for ginger ale.
How to Soften Cream Cheese
Place completely unwrapped package of cream cheese in microwaveable bowl. Microwave on HIGH 10 sec. or just until softened. Add 15 sec. for each additional package of cream cheese.
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