CommonGround volunteer Karol Swan shares her recipe for Retro Fruit Salad or dessert with Pure Nebraska viewers.


  • 4 oz. tub of cream cheese softened
  • 1 8 oz. tub whipped topping
  • 1 3 oz. package lemon jello, used dry
  • 1 11 oz. can of mandarin oranges, drained
  • 1 10 oz. jar maraschino cherries, drained, can be cut in half or left whole
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1 cups miniature marshmallows


  • Mix cream cheese and whipped topping until smooth.
  • Add dry jello.
  • Add remaining ingredients. Mix well and chill.
  • Add remaining ingredients. Mix well and chill.
  • Nuts can be replaced with chopped celery to give similar crunch.
  • Marshmallows can be omitted if desired and the recipe will still work.


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