Blueberry Jell-O Salad

Blueberry Jello Salad

This Blueberry Jell-O Salad recipe is a fun variation from original Jell-O salad.  My kids beg for this! This salad is the perfect side dish or dessert to take to picnics, parties, and barbecues.

We use pineapple because it gives the jello layer a chunkier texture.  But if you don’t like the thicker texture, just omit the pineapple and it is still delicious!  You can also substitute other fruits like bananas, strawberries, and raspberries. I love the fresh sweet taste of the blueberries topped with the thick fluffy cheesecake like top layer of this salad.

Blueberry Jell-O Salad

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  • 2 c. boiling water
  • 2 boxes (3 oz.) blackberry Jell-O
  • 1 can (16 oz.) crushed pineapple, drained
  • 1 can blueberry pie filling
  • Topping
  • 1 (8 oz.) cream cheese, softened
  • 2 Tbls. sugar
  • 1 (16 oz.) Cool Whip, softened


  • In a large bowl combine Jell-O and boiling water. Stir until dissolved. Mix in pineapple and pie filling. Pour into 9x13 inch pan and refrigerate about 2 hours until firm.
  • Topping: Mix cream cheese and sugar together well. Stir in Cool Whip. Spread over set Jell-O. Refrigerate at least half an hour before serving.
  • This recipe is also yummy using cherry Jell-O and cherry pie filling!


  1. amber says:

    Love this jello salad, we make it and my kids think they get dessert first!! Awesome mom trick!

  2. Bobbi Spargo says:

    Thanks for the recipe. My mom always made different jello salads and I’ve always loved them, but they’ve all been green, red or orange. Can’t wait to have purple!

  3. Sarah says:

    Anyone have a suggestion of how to make this with fresh berries rather than pie filling?

    • Patti says:

      I use a can of blueberries in the syrup, instead of the pie filling. My topping is with sour cream and cream cheese in stead of cool whip.

      • ILYNN says:

        Hi Patti,
        I am interested in your SOUR CREAM with cream cheese. Would you, please, send me your recipe. The checkout clerk at Walmart verbally gave me the recipe: Cherry Jello, Crushed Pineapple, Cherry Pie Filling. After that sets, spread it with Cream Cheese and Sour Cream.

        • debbie says:

          cream the sour cream, cream cheese, sugar and vanilla…spread on top…you can also add walnuts to the jello….very good….1 c sour cream – 1 8 oz. cream cheese -1/2 cup sugar – 1 tsp. vanilla….after jello has set, cream all this together and spread on the top….refrigerate….I used blueberry jello, about 1/2 c pineapple, 1 can blueberry filling..make sure you drain pineapple…oh!!! beat the sugar and cream cheese first, then add vanilla and sour cream…yikes…lol..Merry Christmas

    • Shirlene says:

      2 cups of blueberries or 1 bag of frozen blueberries.
      1 cup of water
      1 cup suga1/2 tsp. Lemon juice ( can be omitted if desired)
      In medium sauce pan bring to a boil, turn down to simmer for 5 minutes stirring enough to make sure all berries are evenly in the water. Turn off and remove from heat. Cool for about 5 minutes and pour berries into a strainer with a bowl underneath. Return liquid to stove . Add sugar to blueberry liquid and bring to a boil, turn down to low heat (almost a simmer but a little more heat is needed to thicken this) keep this at even heat until you see it begin to thicken, add corn starch liquid and simmer until thickened to pie filling consistency. Remove from heat and cool slightly before adding lemon juice. Add this back to your blueberries and you have fresh homemade pie filling and continue with your recipe.

  4. Barb Jacobs says:

    I couldn’t find blackberry Jell-o in any of our local stores. I’m planning on trying this using either raspberry or grape….any thoughts on this?

    • Erica says:

      I’m sure it would be just fine. Let us know how it turns out!

      • Barb Jacobs says:

        I used the grape Jell-O instead of the blackberry. It was delicious!

        • Echo says:

          Thank you for sharing your idea. I’ll have to try the grape Jell-O next time I make it!

    • Rosemary says:

      I have a friend that uses grape very good,

    • Patti says:

      I use the grape jello. Never tried it with blackberry.

      • Roxanna says:

        Has anyone tried it without the pineapple?

    • Shirlene says:

      Blueberry jello is all I use.

      • Tami says:

        Where do you find the black berry Jell-O I’ve searched all over town in Sacramento for it can’t find it nowhere went to Walmart Safeway save Mart the nugget where can I go find it thank you

  5. Carla Davis says:

    I use berry blue hello. In topping use cream cheese, sour cream, sugar, and vanilla.

    • Judi says:

      Can you please give measurements for the topping? Thanks!

  6. Lisa says:

    This is very good using Raspberry Jello and Raspberry pie filling too!

    • Echo says:

      Thanks for your comment! We love to hear new ideas and tips!

  7. doris says:

    can you use frsh blueberry instead of can

    • Echo says:

      Yes, you can. The texture will be a little different because the blueberries won’t be cooked and in the blueberry glaze. The bottom layer will just be Jell-O with added fruit. With the fresh blueberries and topping, it will be delicious!

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