Trainor Family Cranberry Salad Recipe -
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Trainor Family Cranberry Salad

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"This is an awesome cranberry salad, easy to make and even easier to eat! My mother in law is an amazing cook and at Christmas or Thanksgiving the family demands her famous cranberry salad. Best prepared the night before the big feast!"

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  • PREP

    40 mins

    40 mins


  1. In a medium bowl, whisk together the gelatin mix and boiling water until gelatin is dissolved. Stir in the cold water. Transfer to a gelatin mold, or keep in a bowl; cover and refrigerate.
  2. Place the oranges, lemon, apples, and cranberries into a bowl. Sprinkle the sugar over the top. Set aside so the fruit has time to bleed.
  3. When the gelatin is partially set, stir in the fruit. Chill until set, preferably overnight. It becomes tastier with age!
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Mar 10, 2008

Great jello salad, loaded with fruit. We love all things tart and this fit the bill. Per other review, I will make with raspberry (or maybe apricot?) jello next time & there will be a next time.

Nov 21, 2007

This recipe was easy to make and turns out wonderful. Great for Thanksgiving and Christmas!!

Jan 07, 2006

Easy and delicious. I think its better with raspberry jello, but this depends on your taste buds.

Nov 16, 2006

My family makes something like this, but we have never added lemon. We do add a lot of coconut which helps it keep it shape (put it in a jello mold and it is very pretty to set on the table).

Nov 23, 2011

I used mandarin oranges, raspberry jello, and added pineapple! YUM!


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  • Calories
  • 83 kcal
  • 4%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 21.5 g
  • 7%
  • Cholesterol
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Fat
  • 0.1 g
  • < 1%
  • Fiber
  • 2.8 g
  • 11%
  • Protein
  • 1.2 g
  • 2%
  • Sodium
  • 30 mg
  • 1%

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

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