Rating: 4.67 stars
27 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 21
  • 4 star values: 3
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0

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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Servings:
9
Yield:
8 to 10 servings
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Ingredients

9
Original recipe yields 9 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Drain and reserve syrup from pineapple, add water to equal 1 cup.

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  • 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.

  • Stir in pineapple and celery, turn into mold or 8 inch square pan. Chill until firm.

Nutrition Facts

184 calories; protein 2.1g; carbohydrates 46.1g; fat 0.1g; sodium 87.3mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (21)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
12/25/2006
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. Read More
(22)

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
11/26/2007
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. Read More
(6)
27 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 21
  • 4 star values: 3
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
12/25/2006
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. Read More
(22)
Rating: 5 stars
11/13/2002
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. Read More
(16)
Rating: 5 stars
11/25/2005
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! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/24/2008
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 Read More
(6)
Rating: 3 stars
11/26/2007
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. Read More
(6)
Rating: 5 stars
11/28/2008
This was very good. Next time I will use crushed pineapple instead of tidbits. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
12/26/2005
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. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/28/2009
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. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/01/2003
This is sinfully good. Quick to make and delicious! Read More
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