This recipe is what I've looked forward to on the holidays since I was a little girl. It is my Meamaw's recipe, and it is great for Christmas and Thanksgiving.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
additional:
30 mins
total:
45 mins
Servings:
7
Yield:
6 to 8 servings
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Ingredients

7
Original recipe yields 7 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • In a food processor, combine the cranberries, oranges, carrot and pecans. Process until finely ground; add sugar and pineapple, mix well.

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  • In a mixing bowl, combine the gelatin and boiling water. Stir until gelatin is dissolved and add cold water.

  • Mix together the fruit mixture and gelatin; pour into dish or mold and refrigerate until chilled.

Nutrition Facts

340 calories; protein 4.4g 9% DV; carbohydrates 60.2g 19% DV; fat 11.4g 18% DV; cholesterol 0mg; sodium 96.3mg 4% DV. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (11)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
12/02/2003
This was a very good base recipe. I didn't add sour cream and I only had sugar free strawberry and surar free orange jello. I used them both and they tasted great! I also used a can of crushed pinapple and substituted some of the cold water with the pineapple juice I drain from the can. It was the favorite side this thanksgiving. Everyone loved it including my two yr old son. There were no leftovers. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
03/31/2009
It felt like something was missing from this. Read More
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13 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 10
  • 4 star values: 2
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 4 stars
12/01/2003
This was a very good base recipe. I didn't add sour cream and I only had sugar free strawberry and surar free orange jello. I used them both and they tasted great! I also used a can of crushed pinapple and substituted some of the cold water with the pineapple juice I drain from the can. It was the favorite side this thanksgiving. Everyone loved it including my two yr old son. There were no leftovers. Read More
(19)
Rating: 5 stars
12/21/2007
Fantastic recipe!! I changed a few things though. I omitted the carrots and pecans. I used cranberry and raspberry gelatin. Other than that this was a huge hit at my Thanksgiving. It has the PERFECT amount of sweetness and tartness. Even my 80 year old grandmother that only likes canned cranberry sauce gobbled this right up. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/15/2004
THIS WAS AWESOME! ive used this recipe for like 2 yrs and everyone has loved it! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/07/2007
This salad was so yummy! It is so crunchy and sweet and tart all at the same time. The fresh cranberries really make this dish! I tried chopping up my cranberries in my blender and that was a miserable failure so I resorted to using my hand-food processer and that worked great! I used Strawberry Jello instead of raspberry and it was perfect. This recipe makes a LOT of salad.. I had a huge amount left over in the fridge (we have a small family) but I kept munching on it all week.. it stays fresh for a long time! I will definitely make this again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/06/2006
This salad was wonderful! Not to sweet with lots of cranberry and orange flavor. I did omit the carrot though. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/03/2011
This is a wonderful recipe. It's deliciously sweet and a bit crunchy with lots of yummy fruit. One important note it says refrigerate "until chilled " which I tried refrigerating it for about two hours. When it was time to bring it to my potluck it was not at all solidified so I had to grab a can of cranberries to bring instead! It really needs about FOUR hours of chilling to solidify especially with all the stuff in it. Just important to know in order to plan ahead. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/26/2008
I made exactly per the recipe except left the nuts out. Very good and a wonderful change from "Straight up" cranberry sauce. I will probably add another orange next time. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
03/31/2009
It felt like something was missing from this. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/02/2010
I've used this recipe for more than 10 years and it's the best I've found! No need to add anything. You can feel good about the all the good things in it and even the kids love this one! Read More
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