Cherry Pineapple Marshmallow Jello Salad

Do you love fruity desserts? Or are you more of a rich, chocolate kind of dessert lover? I’m both, depending on the day. And some days it can be a vicious cycle. I want something fruity, then I want something with chocolate…and on and on it goes.

Although I rarely think to make them, I love jello salads and they can be a nice change of pace from the traditional desserts.  This particular Cherry Pineapple Marshmallow Jello Salad is one that my mom used to make often.  I remember loving this jello so much!

Cherry Pineapple Marshmallow Jello Salad {Tastes of Lizzy T}

I think you’ll love this jello salad, too.  It is a layered jello that starts with cherry pie filling and raspberry jello.  Have you ever had pie filling and jello mixed?  So. Good.

The next layer is lemon jello, cream cheese, cool whip, pineapple and mayonnaise.  Yes…you read that right…mayonnaise.  The combination of these 5 unlikely ingredients make a tangy, creamy layer that goes perfectly with the cherry bottom layer.

Cherry Pineapple Marshmallow Jello Salad {Tastes of Lizzy T}

And on top?  You’re going to add lots of mini fruity marshmallows.  This layer adds just the right amount of sweetness to a couple of tangy layers.

And the colorful marshmallows look so pretty, don’t they?

Cherry Pineapple Marshmallow Jello Salad {Tastes of Lizzy T}

If you’d like to make this into a lighter dish, feel free to use sugar free pie filling, sugar free jellos, light cream cheese, light mayo, light Cool Whip.  Or any combination of those things! We’ve used many different combinations over the years with excellent results each time.

One recipe fills a small glass pan.  You can use either 11×7 or 9×9 size.  We’ve also doubled the recipe and put it into a 9×13 pan.

Enjoy this jello salad for dessert on these warm, summer evenings!

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Cherry Pineapple Marshmallow Jello Salad
A light, fruit dessert that has both sweet & tangy layers with fun mini-marshmallows on top!
Serves: 10 servings
  • 1 3 ounce package raspberry jello
  • 2 cups boiling water (divided)
  • 1 can Lucky Leaf cherry pie filling
  • 3 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • ⅓ cup mayonnaise
  • 1 3 ounce package lemon jello
  • 1 cup crushed pineapple with juice
  • ½ cup Cool Whip
  • 2 cups fruity mini-marshmallows
  1. Dilute a 3-ounce package of raspberry jello in 1 cup of boiling water. Mix in one can of cherry pie filling. Pour this in a 9x9 or 11x7 pan. Let set.
  2. In another bowl, beat a 3-ounce package of cream cheese with ⅓ cup mayonnaise until smooth. Dilute a 3-ounce package of lemon jello in 1 cup of boiling water. Add this jello to the cream cheese mixture. Add 1 cup of crushed pineapple (with juice) and ½ cup Cool Whip. Spread this on the cherry mixture. Add 2 cups of fruity mini marshmallows to the top of the lemon layer. Let set.


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  1. LISA SPELL says

    on the cherry pineapple marshmellow salad i have a question:
    when you disolve the lemon jello in hot boiling water , do you add the softened cream cheese into the hot disolved lemon jello with the cool whip and stuff or do you let the disolved lemon jello COOL first??? thanks lisa spell

    • Lizzy T says

      Yes, you add the hot water with the lemon jello into the cream cheese/mayo mixture. That hot water is going to help the cream cheese melt and help everything to get mixed together well. Thanks and enjoy!! :)

  2. says

    I am going to be making this fro my grand kids. They are going to love it.
    Thanks so much for sharing your wonderful recipes. I have made your Rees’s Butterfinger Bars. They are fabulous.

    • Lizzy T says

      Thanks for the feedback, Sheila! I’m so glad you’re enjoying our recipes. This jello has been one of my long time favorites!

  3. Sherri says

    This sounds so good! Love me some congealed salad, any kind, any time. Especially during the summer, they are so refreshing. And cranberry congealed salad at Thanksgiving & Christmas. And peach-buttermilk congealed salad at Easter. And………………!

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