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Amish Yum Yum Salad 11-min copy

It’s no secret that we love our classic comfort foods around here, and today’s recipe is just that. This Amish Yum Yum Salad is a staple in Lancaster County, combining sweet and creamy flavors in the most delicious way. It’s often served as a side dish in the Amish community, but it works just as well as a dessert. Bring it to your next potluck or family dinner and it’s sure to be loved by all.

Amish Yum Yum Salad 1-min
Amish Yum Yum Salad 2-min
Amish Yum Yum Salad 3-min

This dish requires very little stove time, but you will need some patience between steps. To start out, bring the water, pineapple (with juices), and sugar to a boil, whisking often to ensure the bottom doesn’t burn. Once the mixture has boiled for a few minutes, remove it from the heat and whisk in the orange jello until fully dissolved. Then, allow the mixture to cool and thicken for about 30 minutes in the fridge. In the meantime, blend together the cream cheese and heavy cream in a separate bowl until nice and smooth.

Amish Yum Yum Salad 4-min
Amish Yum Yum Salad 7-min
Amish Yum Yum Salad 9-min

Once the jello mixture is starting to gel, mix it into the creams until no lumps remain. Pour it into your favorite serving dish or leave it in the mixing bowl to portion out later, then pop it back in the fridge until it’s set. With its tangy flavor and smooth texture, this Amish Yum Yum Salad is a staple for good reason. Give the recipe a try and see for yourself!

Amish Yum Yum Salad 11-min

Amish Yum Yum Salad 6-min

Yield(s): Serves 8

15m prep time

7m cook time

4h inactive

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Ingredients
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 (20 oz) can crushed pineapple with juices
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 (6 oz) box orange jello
  • 1 (8 oz) package cream cheese, room temperature
  • 2 cups heavy cream
Preparation
  1. In a medium-sized saucepan, combine water, pineapple (with juices), and sugar and bring to a boil. Continue simmering for 4-5 minutes, whisking often to prevent burning.
  2. Take pan off the heat and whisk in jello until fully dissolved.
  3. Chill jello mixture for about 30 minutes or until it begins to thicken.
  4. In a large bowl, beat cream cheese until smooth, then slowly mix until heavy cream until fully combined.
  5. Pour the chilled jello mixture into the cream mixture and beat until fully incorporated.
  6. Transfer mixture to a serving dish if desired, then cover and chill until fully set, about 3-4 hours.

Recipe adapted from Amish-heritage.org