2 x 3 oz boxes lime gelatin
4 tb sugar
3 c boiling water
2 x 3 oz pkgs cream cheese; softened
2 mellow apples; pared & diced
4 tb lemon juice
1 c pecans; chopped
1. A refreshing molded salad to accompany holiday foods. Dissolve gelatin and sugar in boiling water; add cream cheese. Mix with electric mixer until cheese is completely dissolved. Chill until partially set.
2. In the meantime, prepare apples and toss with half the lemon juice; reserve. Add apples, remaining lemon juice and nuts to thickened gelatin; pour into a 6-cup mold which has been lightly rubbed with mayonnaise. Chill until firm.
3. Unmold early in the day; place on serving plate; wrap in plastic and return to refrigerator until ready to serve. Apple note: Golden Delicious apples are best in this recipe as they hold their shape when baked.