Friday, October 17, 2008

Jana's Salad

When my mom's family gets together my cousin Jana usually makes this yummy salad. I love it. It is one of those salads that you really can't call a salad without feeling guilty. It is more like a dessert. Anyway, we LOVE it. I think I have had it with cherries in it, but I am not sure. Has anyone made it with cherries?

Champagne Salad

1 8 oz. cream cheese

3/4 cup sugar

1- 10 oz. bag of frozen strawberries

1- 8 oz. cool whip

2 bananas sliced and chopped

1 lg. can crushed pineapple

1 cup chopped pecans

Drain pineapple. Thaw berries and cool whip. Blend cream cheese, sugar, and strawberries. Fold in cool whip and pineapple. Pour in a 9x13 pan and freeze. You can also freeze it in muffin tins lined with cupcake liners. Thaw 15 minutes before serving.


Rebekah said...

Sounds very yummy! I'm thinking of trying it out this weekend. Since it only thaws for 15 minutes, is it still somewhat hard? In other words, do I serve it in bars or with a spoon?

Kristi Heinz said...

You can cut it into bars. It stays quite firm. I usually cut it while it is still quite frozen, and then take it out when it has thawed a bit. I usually make it the night before when I do it. It is so good. It can be a dessert too. Are you having company?