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Cranberry Salad III Recipe
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Cranberry Salad III

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"This recipe is what I've looked forward to on the holidays since I was a little girl. It is my Meamaw's recipe, and it is great for Christmas and Thanksgiving."

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Original recipe makes 6 to 8 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    15 mins

    45 mins


  1. In a food processor, combine the cranberries, oranges, carrot and pecans. Process until finely ground; add sugar and pineapple, mix well.
  2. In a mixing bowl, combine the gelatin and boiling water. Stir until gelatin is dissolved and add cold water.
  3. Mix together the fruit mixture and gelatin; pour into dish or mold and refrigerate until chilled.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Dec 01, 2003

This was a very good base recipe. I didn't add sour cream, and I only had sugar free strawberry and surar free orange jello. I used them both and they tasted great! I also used a can of crushed pinapple and substituted some of the cold water with the pineapple juice I drain from the can. It was the favorite side this thanksgiving. Everyone loved it including my two yr old son. There were no leftovers.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Mar 31, 2009

It felt like something was missing from this.

Dec 21, 2007

Fantastic recipe!! I changed a few things though. I omitted the carrots and pecans. I used cranberry and raspberry gelatin. Other than that this was a huge hit at my Thanksgiving. It has the PERFECT amount of sweetness and tartness. Even my 80 year old grandmother that only likes canned cranberry sauce gobbled this right up.

Oct 15, 2004

THIS WAS AWESOME! ive used this recipe for like 2 yrs and everyone has loved it!

Dec 07, 2007

This salad was so yummy! It is so crunchy, and sweet, and tart all at the same time. The fresh cranberries really make this dish! I tried chopping up my cranberries in my blender, and that was a miserable failure, so I resorted to using my hand-food processer, and that worked great! I used Strawberry Jello instead of raspberry, and it was perfect. This recipe makes a LOT of salad.. I had a huge amount left over in the fridge (we have a small family), but I kept munching on it all week.. it stays fresh for a long time! I will definitely make this again.

Nov 06, 2006

This salad was wonderful! Not to sweet with lots of cranberry and orange flavor. I did omit the carrot, though.

Jan 03, 2011

This is a wonderful recipe. It's deliciously sweet and a bit crunchy with lots of yummy fruit. One important note, it says refrigerate "until chilled," which I tried, refrigerating it for about two hours. When it was time to bring it to my potluck, it was not at all solidified so I had to grab a can of cranberries to bring instead! It really needs about FOUR hours of chilling to solidify, especially with all the stuff in it. Just important to know in order to plan ahead.

Dec 26, 2008

I made exactly per the recipe, except left the nuts out. Very good and a wonderful change from "Straight up" cranberry sauce. I will probably add another orange next time.


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  • Calories
  • 340 kcal
  • 17%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 60.2 g
  • 19%
  • Cholesterol
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Fat
  • 11.4 g
  • 17%
  • Fiber
  • 4.7 g
  • 19%
  • Protein
  • 4.4 g
  • 9%
  • Sodium
  • 94 mg
  • 4%

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

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