This gelatin salad is great for potluck dinners. It's been a hit everywhere I've taken it. It looks especially festive served in a glass bowl.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
20 mins
total:
20 mins
Servings:
11
Yield:
10 to 12 servings
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Ingredients

11
Original recipe yields 11 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • In a saucepan, combine reserved syrup and enough water to make 1 cup. Bring liquid to a boil and add cranberry and raspberry gelatin; stir until dissolved. Add cold water and cool to room temperature.

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  • In a mixing bowl, combine pineapple, cranberry sauce, apples and nuts. Add to gelatin and mix well.

  • Pour into serving dish and keep chilled until ready to serve. Garnish with apple slices dipped in lemon juice.

Nutrition Facts

245 calories; protein 2.5g; carbohydrates 54.2g; fat 3.5g; sodium 72mg. Full Nutrition
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Rating: 5 stars
11/25/2005
Wonderful. My grandmother has made this dish since I was a child and I have always wanted to know how to make it since it is one of my favorites. I added a topping. 1cup sour cream, 1 pack softend cream cheese, 1/2 cup sugar and 1 tsp of vanilla whipped togehter and spread on top of firmed gelatin. It was meant to be eaten with our holiday meal but everyone went back for seconds as a dessert. Everyone was raving and I could not have been more thrilled to have been compared to my grandmother as a terrific cook. Thank you Lisa!! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
11/29/2006
I made this for Thanksgiving and it was terrible. No one at it at all. I would not make this again. Read More
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40 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 35
  • 4 star values: 2
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
11/24/2005
Wonderful. My grandmother has made this dish since I was a child and I have always wanted to know how to make it since it is one of my favorites. I added a topping. 1cup sour cream, 1 pack softend cream cheese, 1/2 cup sugar and 1 tsp of vanilla whipped togehter and spread on top of firmed gelatin. It was meant to be eaten with our holiday meal but everyone went back for seconds as a dessert. Everyone was raving and I could not have been more thrilled to have been compared to my grandmother as a terrific cook. Thank you Lisa!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/29/2002
I'd never tried a cranberry sald before for the Holidays. This is fabulous. I had several bags of fresh cranberries so I cooked them into sauce and used them in this salad. It's really very very good. You won't be disappointed. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/29/2002
My Grandmother used to make a recipe very similar to this and has passed it on to my generation -- we've added little bits like 2 cans of mandarin oranges to call it our own. It's a family favorite! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/29/2002
Wow! Fabulous!!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/02/2002
This recipe is absolutely the best! This is my second year of making it and the recipe is ALWAYS requested. So easy to prepare and looks so festive too. Thank you Lisa for sharing this... Redheaded Diva Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/08/2004
I made this for Christmas dinner and everyone loved it. Even those who would not normally eat cranberry sauce thought it was delicious. This recipe is a keeper! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/27/2005
This was perfect for Thanksgiving I will definitely make it again--several times--throughout the year! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/31/2007
LOVE this recipe. I make it every Thanksgiving. Last year for Christmas I found pretty holiday bowls on sale and gathered the ingredients to make gift bowls. Using ingredients for "half" the salad fits perfectly into a large bowl. I included a small can of pineapple 1 package of cranberry Jello 1 can of cranberry sauce an apple and a little celophane bag of pecans. I arranged it all in the bowl wrapped it in clear celophane paper (like you use on an Easter basket) then tied it with a big raffia bow. I printed the "halfed" recipe on pretty holiday recipe cards punched a hole in the corner and tied it into the bow. They looked so pretty under my Christmas tree and all my friends loved them. Richmond VA Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/30/2008
The Family was requesting this again this Thanksgiving - it's so good and just a little different. I did a sour cream/cream cheese topping with pecan bits and apple garni on the top. It was actually more like a desert but a big hit. And so pretty! Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
11/29/2006
I made this for Thanksgiving and it was terrible. No one at it at all. I would not make this again. Read More
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