*  Exported from  MasterCook II  *
 
                       Frozen Pineapple-Almond Salad
 
 Recipe By     : Jo Anne Merrill
 Serving Size  : 8    Preparation Time :4:00
 Categories    : Salads
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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      1/2  cup           blanched almonds
    1 1/2  cups          crushed pineapple -- drained
      1/2  cup           maraschino cherries -- drained
      1/2  cup           chopped dates
   24                    marshmallows
    8      ounces        cream cheese -- softened
      1/4  cup           mayonnaise
    1      cup           whipping cream
 
 *Buy blanched, toasted salted almonds or blanch your own by dropping 1/2 
 cup almonds into boiling water. Turn off heat and let almonds stay in 
 water only one minute. Remove to paper towels to drain thoroughly. With 
 fingers, rub almonds until peel comes off.
 
      1. Coarsely chop almonds, set aside.
      2. Drain pineapple and reserve syrup.
      3. Cut drained cherries into quarters and set aside.
      4. Cut dates (about 3 ounces) into slivers and set aside.
      5. Cut marshmallows into eighths and set aside.
      6. Combine in bowl 3 tablespoons of pineapple syrup and the softened 
 cream cheese. Beat until fluffy, then blend in 1/4 cup mayonnaise. Gently 
 fold in pineapple, cherries, dates, almonds and marshmallows.
      7. Chill bowl and beaters then whip the cream until it piles softly. 
 Gently fold the cream into the fruit mixture.
      8. Turn into mold and freeze until firm, about 3-4 hours.
 
 
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