Nutrients per serving

  • Calories  264
  • Protein  3 g
  • Carbohydrates  27 g
  • Fat  16 g
  • Cholesterol  31 mg
  • Sodium  116 mg
  • Potassium  68 mg
  • Phosphorus  43 mg
  • Calcium  25 mg
  • Fiber  0.8 g

Cherry Cream Cheese Gelatin

DaVita renal dietitians from Minnesota share some of their favorite regional recipes that have been modified for the dialysis diet. By limiting phosphorus,potassium and sodium,dialysis patients can enjoy this recipe for delicious Cherry Cream Cheese Gelatin.

Diet types:

  • CKD non-dialysis
  • Dialysis
  • Diabetes

Recipe submitted by DaVita renal dietitians Jean and Madonna from Minnesota.

Portions: 8     Serving size: 1/2 cup


  • 3 ounces cherry gelatin mix 
  • 15 ounces canned pear halves
  • 8 ounces cream cheese
  • 8 ounces Cool Whip® dessert topping


  1. Pour cherry gelatin in a 1-1/2-quart bowl and set aside.
  2. Drain pear halves and save the juice.
  3. Using a 1 cup measuring cup, pour juice from pear halves and add water to make 1 cup.  In a small pan or microwave, heat juice to a boil.
  4. Combine hot pear/water juice with gelatin and stir for two minutes until gelatin is completely dissolved.
  5. Puree pear halves in a blender.
  6. Pour gelatin mixture into blender with pureed pears and blend.
  7. Cut cream cheese into small squares and place in blender with pear/gelatin mixture.  Blend then pour into a 1-1/2 quart bowl.
  8. Add nondairy dessert topping and mix until well blended.
  9. Refrigerate over night or at least 6 hours prior to serving.

Renal and renal diabetic food choices

  • 1/2 fruit, low potassium
  • 1/2 milk choice
  • 1 high-calorie
  • 2 fat

Carbohydrate choices


Helpful hints

  • To increase calories, use pear halves in heavy syrup and full-fat cream cheese. (Analysis based on using these products.)
  • To lower calories, sugar and fat, use pear halves in natural juice, sugar-free gelatin and low-fat cream cheese. (178 calories, 15 grams carbohydrate, 10 grams fat)
  • Lime, lemon, strawberry or raspberry gelatin may be used as substitute for cherry-flavored gelatin.

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Cherry Cream Cheese Gelatin



Absolutely delicious! I used sugar free jello, low fat cream cheese and sugar free cool whip because my sister in law is diabetic & on dialysis. Everyone thought it was great (even my 2 grandsons)

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