Even people who don't like cranberry sauce like this tasty Jell-O salad!

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Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
10 mins
additional:
1 day
total:
1 day
Servings:
12
Yield:
12 servings
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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • In a medium saucepan over low heat, melt the cranberry sauce.

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  • Cut the cherries into pieces and add them to the melted sauce. Stir in the pineapple with its juice. Remove mixture from heat.

  • In a medium bowl pour the boiling water over the gelatin. And stir until all the gelatin has dissolved.

  • Add the gelatin mixture to the cranberry mixture and stir. Stir in the optional nuts. Pour into a 9x13 inch pan and chill until set.

Nutrition Facts

206 calories; protein 2.6g; carbohydrates 37g; fat 6.6g; sodium 77mg. Full Nutrition
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Rating: 5 stars
01/05/2003
Try topping it with this creamy, sweet, tangy dressing. Mix together: 8-oz softened cream cheese, 1 cup sour cream, 3/4 cup sugar, and 1/2 teas vanilla extract. After taking this to dozens of gatherings, I now bring preprinted recipe cards with me for the onslaught of requests I get. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
12/24/2003
Did I miss something? I thought this would be like jello - and set in a mold. Instead it was a runny mess...and I followed the recipe exactly. I would try more jello packets or less water - this didn't set at all! Don't think I will be trying again. Read More
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178 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 147
  • 4 star values: 20
  • 3 star values: 4
  • 2 star values: 4
  • 1 star values: 3
Rating: 5 stars
01/05/2003
Try topping it with this creamy, sweet, tangy dressing. Mix together: 8-oz softened cream cheese, 1 cup sour cream, 3/4 cup sugar, and 1/2 teas vanilla extract. After taking this to dozens of gatherings, I now bring preprinted recipe cards with me for the onslaught of requests I get. Read More
(440)
Rating: 5 stars
11/23/2006
This was a welome sight at our Thanksgiving table, only 2 of the 12 there actually like cranberry sauce - but everyone liked this, several guests took seconds and my husband said - Honey! This is good! I did not add the pecans. And I reserved the juice from the cherries, added water to make 2 cups and heated this up to dissolve the jello. Next time I may try the cranberry jello instead of the cherry. But at any rate, this will become a traditional holiday dish in our house! 2006: Now I've made this over again with some successful changes: I used whole cranberry sauce and like another reviewer used an additional package of unsweetened gelatin. I skipped the whole cherries since I had the whole cranberries. It turned out yummy as before. Now this Thanksgiving I am trying the cran-raspberry flavored jello instead of the cherry to give it more cranberry taste. We'll see if it's consumed as rapidly as before! Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
12/24/2003
Did I miss something? I thought this would be like jello - and set in a mold. Instead it was a runny mess...and I followed the recipe exactly. I would try more jello packets or less water - this didn't set at all! Don't think I will be trying again. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
03/13/2005
This was very tasty but also very sweet. I will make this again but next time I will add more water & unflavored gelatin to keep the consistency. (It solidified great as long as you add 6 ounces of jello not 3 like in the small boxes) I also topped it with a blend of 1 cup softened cream cheese 1 cup plain yogurt 3/4 cup sugar & a dash of vanilla. Cranberry haters did like it - never even knew they were in there. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/25/2002
A welcome addition to my Thanksgiving table! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/09/2003
Absolute the most delicious gelatin salad ever! My family likes this one so much that I usually have to make it twice over Thanksgiving weekend! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/23/2003
If you plan on preparing this dish to contribute to a potluck or family meal - double it! Everyone loves it and the dish is empty before you know it! I normally omit the nuts for allergy reasons - you don't miss them. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/29/2004
This recipe is always a hit. Even my grandmother asked for the recipe! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/26/2003
I made this for my family Thanksgiving. There were many requests for its return for our family Christmas. Though I did not use the pecans. Everybody loved it even the kids!& non cranberry lovers. All asked for the recipe. Great job Sharon! Read More
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