Drain pineapple, reserving juice. Add enough cold water to juice to measure 1-1/2 cups; set aside. Arrange 7 pineapple slices in bottom of 9-inch round cake pan sprayed with cooking spray. Place maraschino cherry half, cut-side up, in center of each pineapple slice. Chop remaining pineapple slices; set aside.
Stir boiling water into dry gelatin mix in large bowl at least 2 min. until completely dissolved. Stir in measured pineapple juice and water. Remove 1 cup of the gelatin; set aside at room temperature. Refrigerate remaining gelatin 1-1/2 hours or until thickened (spoon drawn through leaves definite impression). Stir in chopped pineapple. Spoon gelatin over pineapple slices in pan. Refrigerate 30 min. or until set but not firm (should stick to finger when touched and should mound).
Beat cream cheese in large bowl with wire whisk until creamy. Gradually beat in reserved 1 cup gelatin. Pour over gelatin layer in pan. Refrigerate 4 hours or until firm. Unmold. Store leftover gelatin in refrigerator.
How to Unmold Gelatin
Dip mold in warm water for about 15 sec. Gently pull gelatin from around edges with moist fingers. Place moistened serving plate on top of mold. Invert mold and plate; holding mold and plate together, shake slightly to loosen. Gently remove mold and center gelatin on plate.
Do not use fresh or frozen pineapple, kiwi, papaya or guava juice. Gelatin will not set.
How to Soften Cream Cheese
Place completely unwrapped package of cream cheese on microwaveable plate. Microwave on HIGH 10 to 15 sec. or until slightly softened.
Calories From Fat
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 7g
Saturated Fat 4g
Trans Fat 0g
Total Carbohydrates 22g
Dietary Fiber 1g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Makes 12 servings, about 1/2 cup each.
* Nutrition information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only. Please note that nutrition details may vary based on methods of preparation, origin and freshness of ingredients used.