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Creamy Cranberry Salad Recipe
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Creamy Cranberry Salad

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"Not your average cranberry salad. Many fruit flavors are included, which give a zing to it."

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Original recipe makes 8 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    20 mins
  • COOK

    10 mins

    12 hrs 30 mins


  1. Process cranberries in blender or food processor; pour sugar over cranberries and stir to dissolve.
  2. Bring 3/4 cup of water to a boil; stir in gelatin and let cool. Stir cooled gelatin into cranberries, and add pineapple, orange juice, apple and pecans. Mix well, cover and refrigerate overnight.
  3. Whip cream and beat in cream cheese.
  4. In a glass serving dish, layer half of the cranberry mixture, then the whipped cream mixture, then the remaining cranberry mixture.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Nov 27, 2008

I made this today for Thanksgiving tomorrow. I used extra creamy Cool Whip with the softened cream cheese to lessen "watering" of whip cream and for ease of making ahead. I also chopped several celery stalks to add texture as was suggested by another Reviewer. I also used Raspberry Jello. This Salad is fabulous. I had to add a bit of orange juice to the fresh cranberries to get them processed. I used heavy pulp and I have found a new BEST SALAD EVER!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Dec 26, 2011

This was not a hit at all. The mixture is way to heavy to serve with a big dinner. Will not make again.

Nov 21, 2007

This is the best cranberry salad ever! I make it exactly how the recipe states and have gotten rave reviews from everyone, including my dad's family who is the ultimate food critic. Try this, you won't be let down.

Nov 22, 2007

Oh my goodness! This is the most delicious cranberry salad recipe I have ever had! I have made many different cranberry recipes over the years, but this one stands a head & shoulders above the rest. I used raspberry for the jello, & since I had about a cup of glazed pecans left in the frige, I beat 'em up in the food processor & dumped them in. Delish!

Nov 28, 2008

This is wonderful. I used canned whole cranberries so I could skip the sugar/pan thing. Next time I will use a red delicious apple; I used a granny smith and it was a little too tart. My mother used to make something like this, and it really brought back good memories.

Dec 22, 2006

I make a cranberry salad/relish every year and this is my favorite recipe! The only thing I do different is to keep the whip cream mixture separate so everyone can add to their own to suit their tastes. I also add a cup of finely chopped celery to the salad...mmm

Nov 10, 2010

I *love* this recipe. It has been adopted as a permanent addition to our Thanksgiving and Christmas dinners line-up and my family hasn't ever been big on Cranberry Salads in the past. Leftovers don't last long in our house! It's good enough to be a dessert! It's easy to replace the sugar with Splenda and the Gelatin with the Sugar Free kind, and makes it a bit more diabetic friendly but doesn't compromise the taste.

Dec 26, 2008

Our entire family liked this recipe. I used what I had which was 1 box of orange and 1 box of red jello. I also used canned whole cranberries. After dinner we mixed the whip cream/cream cheese into the entire salad and added marshmallows and that added a lot to it. This was good as the recipe called or with adding extra stuff.


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  • Calories
  • 527 kcal
  • 26%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 61.8 g
  • 20%
  • Cholesterol
  • 72 mg
  • 24%
  • Fat
  • 30.7 g
  • 47%
  • Fiber
  • 3.9 g
  • 16%
  • Protein
  • 6.1 g
  • 12%
  • Sodium
  • 149 mg
  • 6%

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

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