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Mom Sawman’s Holiday Salad

  • Fills one 9x13-inch pan.


  • 2 lbs. California Globe grapes
  • 1 can fruit cocktail
  • 1 small jar maraschino cherries
  • 1 pint whipping cream
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup water, hot
  • 2 envelopes unflavored gelatin
  • 1 can crushed pineapple
  • 1 (8-oz.) pkg. cream cheese, softened


Drain fruit cocktail and cherries. Put in large bowl. Clean and seed grapes and cut in half. Do not substitute other types of grapes. Add fruit to bowl.

Heat in small saucepan the pineapple with juice and sugar until dissolved and hot. Add gelatin on top of water and soften for two minutes. Add cream cheese to hot mixture, stirring until smooth, gelatin has dissolved, and no lumps. Pour over fruit in bowl. Whip cream until peaks form and fold into fruit mixture. Pour into a 13×9-inch pan. Chill until set. Cut into squares and serve.

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