"This is my favorite Thanksgiving dish! The sweetness is a nice contrast to the saltiness of the turkey. The walnuts and apples give a nice texture, but make sure they are chopped small enough. The mayo seems like a strange addition, but you don't taste it, and it improves the texture of the cream cheese. Enjoy!" — khjones
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1 (8 ounce) can
crushed pineapple, drained and juice reserved
1 (16 ounce) can
whole berry cranberry sauce, drained and juice reserved
1 1/2 cups
water, or as needed
2 (3 ounce) packages
raspberry-flavored gelatin mix (such as Jell-O®)
1 (8 ounce) package
cream cheese at room temperature
frozen whipped topping (such as Cool Whip®), thawed
tart apple, peeled and finely chopped
frozen whipped topping (such as Cool Whip®), thawed - or to taste
Instead of mayonnaise, I used sour cream. I also used pecans instead of walnuts. At the last minute, I folded in half of a small bag of mini marshmallows. I made no other changes. Instead of letting it set up in a serving bowl, I spread it in a 9x13 baking pan. Once it set, I spread the top with Cool Whip. This is to DIE FOR. We all loved it.
Took this to a Thanksgiving supper at Lodge and everyone raved. Requested again this year.
Of course made at home also. Jackpot. A Keeper.
I can't wait for this to set up all the way! From what I could taste, it is so delicious! And that was without all the combined textures!
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Creamy Cranberry Jell-O(R) Salad
Serving Size: 1/12 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 12
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 125
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