I love pears.
They bring back so many memories for me, because we had a pear tree in the backyard of my childhood home. It wasn’t very big and it didn’t produce much fruit, but, to my little 6 year old self, it was such a magical thing. There was something so cool about playing out in the backyard and being able to pull a pear off the tree and then climb up into the tree house and eat my winnings!
So this recipe made me a little nostalgic…to say the least
This was a fun (and different) kind of recipe to make using the WonderMix blender. The main thing the blender was needed for was to blend the pears and cream cheese together. In the past I have used a hand blender for blending something simple like this. The WonderMix blender worked MUCH better than a hand blender. For one, it kept everything contained inside the bowl and I didn’t have stuff flipping out all over the place! I also think it blended more quickly and thoroughly than the hand blender. The only improvement that I could think of adding to the WonderMix blender (for a recipe like this) would be some sort of push stick to use during the blending process. However, it’s definitely not a deal breaker to not have one.
- 1 (28 oz) can pears with heavy syrup
- 1 (8 oz) package cream cheese
- 1 large lime jello (or other flavor jello)
- 1 (12 oz) cool whip thawed
- 10 ice cubes
- ¾ c. cold water
- Drain pears, save juice.
- Add juice plus water to equal 2 cups liquid. Bring liquid to boil. Add jello to liquid. Mix until dissolved. Add 10 ice cubes and ¾ cup cold water. Put in fridge.
- Blend pears and cream cheese in WonderMix blender. Once jello begins to set, whisk into pear/cream cheese mixture until well incorporated. Mix in thawed cool whip until smooth.
- Place in 9x13 pan or any sized bowl (or combination of bowls) or molds. Let set in fridge.