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Grandma's Cranberry-Orange Gelatin Salad

Grandma's Cranberry-Orange Gelatin Salad

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Carissa

My grandmother made this salad every Thanksgiving. It is delicious even without its creamy topping. This side dish is so yummy, I sometimes make it even when it's not Thanksgiving! Depending on your salad's shape, you can spread the topping in a layer over the Jell-O; or if you use a ring mold, put the topping in the center. Alternately, you could serve the topping in a bowl on the side, so it's optional.

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  • Calories:
  • 231 kcal
  • 12%
  • Fat:
  • 11.2 g
  • 17%
  • Carbs:
  • 32.2g
  • 10%
  • Protein:
  • 2.9 g
  • 6%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 10 mg
  • 3%
  • Sodium:
  • 82 mg
  • 3%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

Directions

  1. Place the gelatin into a bowl, pour in the boiling water, and stir until the gelatin dissolves. Mix in the cranberry sauce, pineapple, celery, pecans, and orange zest until evenly blended. Pour the gelatin mixture into a mold or serving dish.
  2. Chill in the refrigerator overnight, or up to 8 hours.
  3. To make the topping, beat the cream cheese with half of the whipped topping. Fold in the remaining whipped topping until well blended. Unmold the gelatin, and spread with the topping mixture.
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Reviews

theroyalhiness
65
12/14/2007

I 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. It was wonderful!

Jamie
30
12/25/2008

I've never gotten so many compliments on a cranberry salad before! I followed the recipe as written, but added a bit more celery (for texture) plus a handful of dried cranberries. Delicious!

PRUDCHIC7
18
11/22/2007

THIS IS AWESOME!!!!