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Cranberry Gelatin Salad Recipe
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Cranberry Gelatin Salad

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

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Original recipe makes 12 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    10 mins

    1 day 25 mins


  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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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jan 05, 2003

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.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Dec 24, 2003

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.

Nov 23, 2006

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!

Mar 13, 2005

This was very tasty, but also very sweet. I will make this again, but next time I will add more water & unflavored gelatin to keep the consistency. (It solidified great, as long as you add 6 ounces of jello not 3 like in the small boxes) I also topped it with a blend of 1 cup softened cream cheese, 1 cup plain yogurt, 3/4 cup sugar & a dash of vanilla. Cranberry haters did like it - never even knew they were in there.

Nov 25, 2002

A welcome addition to my Thanksgiving table!

Oct 09, 2003

Absolute the most delicious gelatin salad ever! My family likes this one so much that I usually have to make it twice over Thanksgiving weekend!

Jul 22, 2003

If you plan on preparing this dish to contribute to a potluck or family meal - double it! Everyone loves it, and the dish is empty before you know it! I normally omit the nuts, for allergy reasons - you don't miss them.

Jan 28, 2004

This recipe is always a hit. Even my grandmother asked for the recipe!


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  • Calories
  • 206 kcal
  • 10%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 37 g
  • 12%
  • Cholesterol
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Fat
  • 6.6 g
  • 10%
  • Fiber
  • 2 g
  • 8%
  • Protein
  • 2.6 g
  • 5%
  • Sodium
  • 77 mg
  • 3%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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