Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Cranberry Salad

A Thanksgiving tradition that spans several generations
back to my great, great aunt. I don't normally care for
Jell-o salads, but this one is delish...and sentimental! :)
It's sweet and tangy...perfect with all the traditional fare.
Cranberry Salad
1 small cherry jello
1 small lemon jello
(I've substituted any red jello for the cherry)
juice from canned pineapple (below) and lemon juice
added to make a total of 1 cup of liquid
1 and 1/2 c cold water
1 lb. pkg whole, fresh cranberries
2 large apples
2 c sugar
One 8.25 oz crushed pineapple, drained..save juice
Dissolve both jellos in boiling pineapple/lemon juices.
Add 1 1/2 c cold water. Stir and set aside.
Buzz cranberries and apples with skin in
food processor until coarsely chopped.
Stir into sugar and crushed pineapple.
Pour jello over and mix well.
Chill until set. Stir before serving.


  1. Kayren ~ I know, I know...this recipe is not for you with all those yummy chunks of fruit in there! LOL! (just thought I'd beat you to the comment! hee)

  2. This sounds not just delicious but also very healthy, cranberries are bursting with vitamin C, so important in the winter.;)

  3. Oh this one sounds better than mine. I didn't think that was possible. I use all raw fruit. 2 Oranges 2 Apples 1 Bag of Cranberries and a cup of sugar. All in the food processor and chop until blended/fine. It's so good.

    I'll have to try this one next month.

  4. I love jello salads and this one sounds so good....I could eat the entire bowl myself!!!!

  5. i look forward to seeing this on the holiday table every year...me, i love fruit!

  6. YUMMO! Sorry...couldn't resist...we were just watching Rachel Ray last evening. This is delicious and adds a bright splash of color to the hoilday table.

  7. Yum! I'll bet it would be good with some chopped pecans in it too.

  8. You just gave me a great recipe for Christmas Day dinner. It looks so festive. Thanks, Betsy!

  9. It does look pretty, but does it go with lasagna? That is what we usually have for Christmas. (Nah, don't think so. Better wait for another turkey instead.)

  10. Thank you for sharing this!So nice to learn new things from other countries,we don't have that here and we don't use too much cranberry,a shame cause it's really good for health!Have a nice day :)

  11. This looks so Christmasy...I would love to try it....

    Thanks for checking in on Buddy and the kind words .... we really appreciate it..

    I'll check back with you very soon.....

    Kary and Buddy

  12. I just copied and pasted that to my documents! I hope that you do not mind:)

  13. Looks so very festive! I've never been much for jello salads either but I do love cranberries....

  14. I have had something very similiar to this....or actually maybe the same thing. It is excellent!

  15. Okay, don't tell, but this sounds like it might be good.

    Pinky swear me.

  16. Kayren ~ no way...I would have never guessed you would think that! ok...pinky swear...gee, I haven't done that since grade school! ;)

  17. My mother in law makes a special one every year, I don't even have the recipe, but I know it has oranges in it. It is fantastic!


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