Drain pears, reserving liquid. Add enough water to liquid to measure 1-1/2 cups; bring to boil in small saucepan. Chop pears; set aside.
Stir boiling liquid into gelatin in large bowl at least 2 minutes until completely dissolved. Stir in cold ginger ale and lemon juice. Pour 1 cup of the gelatin into 5-cup mold. Refrigerate about 30 minutes or until slightly thickened (spoon drawn through leaves definite impression). Arrange some of the pears in mold, pushing into gelatin in mold.
Meanwhile, gradually add remaining gelatin to cream cheese in large bowl, mixing with wire whisk until well blended. Refrigerate about 30 minutes or until slightly thickened (consistency of unbeaten egg whites). Stir in remaining pears and pecans. Spoon over gelatin layer in mold.
Refrigerate 4 hours or until firm. Unmold. Store leftover gelatin mold in refrigerator.
Place completely unwrapped package of cream cheese in microwaveable bowl. Microwave on HIGH 10 sec. or just until softened. Add 15 sec. for each additional package of cream cheese.
How to Unmold Gelatin
Dip mold in warm water for about 15 seconds. 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.
Substitute water for ginger ale.
Calories From Fat
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 10g
Saturated Fat 5g
Trans Fat 0g
Total Carbohydrates 26g
Dietary Fiber 1g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Makes 10 servings, 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.