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Pineapple Cranberry Salad Recipe

Pineapple Cranberry Salad

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"This is the best cranberry gelatin salad I've ever tasted. It has been served with our Thanksgiving dinner for many years."

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Original recipe makes 8 to 10 servings Change Servings


  1. Drain and reserve syrup from pineapple, add water to equal 1 cup.
  2. In a saucepan over medium heat, bring the pineapple juice to a boil, add gelatin and stir until dissolved. Remove from heat, add cranberry sauce, orange peel, orange juice and lemon juice. Blend together and cool until slightly thickened.
  3. Stir in pineapple and celery, turn into mold or 8 inch square pan. Chill until firm.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Dec 25, 2006

This recipe is so good. It has such a mixture of taste. I added apple instead of celery-don't like celery and added nuts.Made it for a Christmas pot luck. So many compliaments. Scrumptus will make again for sure.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Dec 26, 2005

The jello was thicker than I prefer probably since there isn't much liquid added. I also didn't taste the orange flavor. It was more tart than citrus tasting. Another cup of liquid (water or juice)is needed to lighten it up.

Nov 13, 2002

I made this for our 2001 Thanksgiving dinner and it was a bit hit with those who love cranberries and cranberry sauce. The pineapple, orange, and celery added extra flavor and texture and were a great compliment to the cranberries. I'll definitely make it again.

Nov 25, 2005

This was a beautiful and tasty salad- quick as heck to prepare! I used sugar-free raspberry jello- 2 small boxes, crushed pineapple instead of tidbits, and I omitted the orange peel because I don't care for it. It comes out a beautiful, deep burgundy color, and was such a pretty and yummy compliment to the rest of our holiday dishes. Excellent!

Mar 24, 2008

This recipe is very tasty. It tastes delicious with or after your meal. I love the rich raspberry and cranberry flavors. I like celery but the family is picky, so in case anyone is interested it turned out great without the celery (but I miss the extra crunch!) Thanks

Nov 26, 2007

I liked this recipe, though I made a few alterations. I used fresh cranberries instead of canned sauce, which really gave it some zing. I also added a chopped granny smith apple instead of celery for the crunch. My only complaint was that this recipe, as it says 9 servings, was difficult to halve.

Dec 28, 2009

I made this (without celery) and even my sister-in-law who does not like cranberry salad had to try it after everyone raved about it. It turned out great with a nice firm texture and a tantalizing combination of flavors. Oh, I also added small cubes of honeycrisp apple which I put in the orange juice so it wouldn't turn brown while doing the juice/gelatin part. that added a nice touch. Thanks for sharing this wonderful recipe.

Nov 28, 2008

This was very good. Next time I will use crushed pineapple instead of tidbits.


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  • Calories
  • 184 kcal
  • 9%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 46.1 g
  • 15%
  • Cholesterol
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Fat
  • 0.1 g
  • < 1%
  • Fiber
  • 1.4 g
  • 6%
  • Protein
  • 2.1 g
  • 4%
  • Sodium
  • 87 mg
  • 3%

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

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