Cranberry Gelatin Salad

Cranberry Gelatin Salad

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  • Prep

    15 m
  • Cook

    10 m
  • Ready In

    1 d 25 m
Recipe by  mama_wolfe

“Even people who don't like cranberry sauce like this tasty Jell-O salad!”

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Original recipe yields 12 servings



  1. In a medium saucepan over low heat, melt the cranberry sauce.
  2. Cut the cherries into pieces and add them to the melted sauce. Stir in the pineapple with its juice. Remove mixture from heat.
  3. In a medium bowl pour the boiling water over the gelatin. And stir until all the gelatin has dissolved.
  4. Add the gelatin mixture to the cranberry mixture and stir. Stir in the optional nuts. Pour into a 9x13 inch pan and chill until set.

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Try topping it with this creamy, sweet, tangy dressing. Mix together: 8-oz softened cream cheese, 1 cup sour cream, 3/4 cup sugar, and 1/2 teas vanilla extract. After taking this to dozens of gatherings, I now bring preprinted recipe cards with me for the onslaught of requests I get.



This was a welome sight at our Thanksgiving table, only 2 of the 12 there actually like cranberry sauce - but everyone liked this, several guests took seconds and my husband said - Honey! This is good! I did not add the pecans. And I reserved the juice from the cherries, added water to make 2 cups and heated this up to dissolve the jello. Next time I may try the cranberry jello instead of the cherry. But at any rate, this will become a traditional holiday dish in our house! 2006: Now I've made this over again with some successful changes: I used whole cranberry sauce and like another reviewer used an additional package of unsweetened gelatin. I skipped the whole cherries since I had the whole cranberries. It turned out yummy as before. Now this Thanksgiving I am trying the cran-raspberry flavored jello instead of the cherry to give it more cranberry taste. We'll see if it's consumed as rapidly as before!



Did I miss something? I thought this would be like jello - and set in a mold. Instead it was a runny mess...and I followed the recipe exactly. I would try more jello packets or less water - this didn't set at all! Don't think I will be trying again.

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Amount Per Serving (12 total)

  • Calories
  • 206 cal
  • 10%
  • Fat
  • 6.6 g
  • 10%
  • Carbs
  • 37 g
  • 12%
  • Protein
  • 2.6 g
  • 5%
  • Cholesterol
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Sodium
  • 77 mg
  • 3%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet



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