We have tried each of these recipe alternatives, and like them both. Congealed fruit & nut salads like this were once a staple on the church picnic circuit, and serve to remind of family times gone by.
1 package lime jello
1 package lemon jello
24 large marshmallows
1 8-ounce package cream cheese
1 1/2 cups chopped pecans
2 tablespoons white vinegar
1 can crushed pineapple
(or, substitute 1 small carton of cottage cheese and 1 cup mayo for the cream cheese)
Dissolve jello packages in a large bowl with 3 cups of boiling water. Add 24 large marshmallows and beat until melted. Add cream cheese and beat until melted. Add pecans, vinegar, pineapple. Mix well and chill until firm.
The other way: omit the cream cheese and substitute the cottage cheese and mayo, using only 1 package of jello, either flavor.
SouthernAirs developed some of these recipes, aiming as always for authenticity. Others are on loan from cited friends and relatives, or from authoritative sources with permission.