Blueberry Salad With Cream Cheese Topping

by Sherry Riter in Cooking  ,Dessert,Food,Recipe

I have the irresistible urge to lick all the topping off this dessert every time it graces my table. The white, fluffiness is light and very addictive, so I need to forewarn you that your will power will diminish as you eat bite after bite. While it sits on the shelf in your refrigerator, you will hear it hollering for you through the door…”I’m so yummy and delicious. Don’t you want another piece? I mi-i-i-i-i-iss you!!!!! Don’t leave me in here all alone!!!! Come eat more bites!”

Like I said, it is very hard to resist the temptation of this scrumptious dessert.

After I posted photos of the Blueberry Salad With Cream Cheese Topping being served at my mother’s home, it quickly became one of the most requested recipes on my blog. I’ve also been craving more of it too, so today I am sharing the recipe for your food lusting enjoyment.

Sounds sinful doesn’t it? Well, let the lusting begin!!!!

Blueberry Salad With Cream Cheese Topping

Everyone can make this dessert!

This is a fun recipe with a great presentation
and it is super easy.

So let’s get started…

Add the cherry Jell-O gelatin to the dish.
It’s pink in color, but not for long!

Boil the water and pour it into the dish with the Jell-O gelatin.

I love how it immediately turns bright red
and all the steam billows around.

Make sure you pour the water slowly or it may splash
and if the red gets on your clothes,
it will probably stain.
Before you ask,
no, I didn’t splash nor did I make a mess.
I know, it’s a miracle isn’t it?

The hot water will immediately start dissolving the cherry Jell-O
and the lovely, sweet fragrance will waft around the kitchen.
Stir until everything is completely dissolved
because you don’t want to have gritty chunks in your dessert.

After the Jell-O has completely dissolved,
add the cold water and stir well.

Drain the crushed pineapple.
You can reserve the liquid to add to another recipe
or make a salad dressing with it.
After pineapple is completely drained,
add it to the liquid Jell-O mixture.

Crush the pecans and pour them into the party that is happening in the dish.

Now add the ooey gooey blueberry pie filling.
I love ooey gooey ingredients because they are lickable like batter.

Stir it all together slo-o-o-o-o-owly.
The pecan pieces will float like divas in a swimming pool.

Cover the dish with plastic wrap and chill until completely firm –
overnight will do the trick.

Now it is time to make the very addictive and lickable topping.
Place the cream cheese and Cool Whip Topping in a bowl.

With an electric mixer,
whip it together until well combined.

Next, spread it on top of the congealed Jell-o, fruit and nut mixture.

I like making the topping double thick
because I’m obsessed with it.
There’s worse things to be obsessed with,
so it is an acceptable obsession.
Besides, Jell-O has gelatin in it,
so it is great for your hair and nails
and cream cheese has calcium which is good for your bones!
How did you like that rationalization?
If you need one of your own,
just let me know because I’m pretty good at thinking them up.

After the topping is completely spread on top,
cover the dish with plastic wrap and chill again in the refrigerator.

After the topping has gotten cold,
it is time to eat!!!!

Obviously, the color is gorgeous
and the texture is magnificent!

I’m telling you now,
you can’t go wrong with this recipe.
It travels well,
presents elegantly,
tastes great,
appeals to the masses,
and is super easy to put together.
Let me just tell you that this dessert is

After the first piece,
you are allowed to eat directly from the dish.
It tastes better that way too.
Did I tell you that Alyssa doesn’t like this dessert?
I get to eat it all by myself!!!
Yep, I even eat it for breakfast!

Make no mistake about it…

I lick the spoon.


I think it is a law that you have to lick the spoon.

Blueberry Salad With Cream Cheese Topping


1 (6) ounce cherry Jell-o gelatin
2 cups boiling water
1 cup cold water
8 1/2 ounces crushed pineapple, drained
1 can blueberry pie filling
1 cup chopped nuts

1 large 16 ounce Cool Whip Topping
16 ounces cream cheese, room temperature


In a 9×13 pan, dissolve Jell-O in boiling water. Add cold water and other ingredients. Stir well.

Chill completely.

Combine Cool Whip Topping and cream cheese until smooth. Spread on top of chilled mixture.


Serve cold and keep refrigerated.

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{ 14 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Skip_D January 12, 2012 at 9:02 pm

mmmmmm… divas in a swimming pool!!! Love it! Looks & sounds delightful!


2 Stéfan January 13, 2012 at 3:56 am

YUM. I'm sold.


3 journeytoepiphany January 13, 2012 at 12:24 pm

My mom used to make this. Thanks for the recipe. I'm over from inCourage! Thanks for following me there!


4 D January 13, 2012 at 3:09 pm

Yummmmm!! Looks delish, I think I would lick the spoon too:-) Have a great weekend!


5 Ellya Brill March 1, 2013 at 6:45 pm

Yumm………OMG must make this coming to spring….!!!
Thank you for sharing.



6 Sherry Riter March 2, 2013 at 7:22 am

LOL Yes, it is always a crowd pleaser!


7 Diana Rambles March 3, 2013 at 2:02 pm

It looks AMAZING!!!!!!!!! YUMMY!!!


8 Sherry Riter March 3, 2013 at 2:10 pm

Thank you Diana! It is one of our favorite desserts…the WHOLE family loves it!


9 Lanaya @ Raising Reagan March 3, 2013 at 2:49 pm

This reminds me of something my grandmother makes every Christmas or Thanksgiving! Thank you for sharing the recipe.

Thank you for linking to Raising Imperfection.
Please come back Friday to see if you were featured. 🙂

(¸¤ Lanaya | xoxo


10 Sherry Riter March 3, 2013 at 3:02 pm

Thanks Lanaya! We make it at Thanksgiving and Christmas too! LOL


11 Leslie March 3, 2013 at 9:37 pm

Looks delicious!

Thank you for linking up to Raising Imperfection!
Make sure to check back on Friday to see if you were featured.


12 Sherry Riter March 4, 2013 at 11:31 pm

Thanks and my pleasure!


13 Pamela March 8, 2013 at 3:21 pm

I want to have some of this right now! Looks delicious! You are being featured on tomorrow, make sure to come by Pamela’s Heavenly Treats and get your featured button! Thanks for linking up, cant wait to see what you link up tomorrow!


14 Sherry Riter March 9, 2013 at 4:26 pm

LOL I’m glad you like it!! Thanks for the feature!!!


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