I made this for Thanksgiving and it was the most popular dish we had!

Advertisement

Ingredients

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

Directions

Instructions Checklist
  • Combine the gelatin and boiling water; stir until gelatin is dissolved. Mix in cranberry sauce and pineapple.

    Advertisement
  • Transfer to glass serving dishes. Sprinkle with chopped nuts. Chill until set and serve.

Nutrition Facts

122.9 calories; 1.4 g protein; 22.5 g carbohydrates; 0 mg cholesterol; 62.2 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

Reviews (66)

Read More Reviews

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
10/09/2003
This is a "must have" at Thanksgiving. I've found that gently swirling in a cup of sour cream when the gelatin is almost set makes for a lovely marbled effect and adds a wonderful taste. Read More
(71)

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
01/05/2005
Too much cherry flavor. Next time I would use 1 pkg Jello (or 2 cans cranberry)... depending on servings needed. The pineapples and pecans were perfect. Thank you Read More
(9)
84 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 64
  • 4 star values: 14
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: 5 stars
10/09/2003
This is a "must have" at Thanksgiving. I've found that gently swirling in a cup of sour cream when the gelatin is almost set makes for a lovely marbled effect and adds a wonderful taste. Read More
(71)
Rating: 4 stars
11/24/2006
I got rave reviews at Thanksgiving when I brought this to my inlaws house! The only changes that I made were to use cranberry jello in place of cherry and to use WHOLE berry cranberry sauce instead of jellied. I also omitted the nuts totally to make it more kid friendly and it didn't seem to make a difference. Read More
(64)
Rating: 5 stars
12/20/2002
I love this salad!! I think I have made it before but had lost the recipe. It is very rich. I mixed the pecans in instead of putting them on top. It was very quick and easy. Thanks to Laura for submitting it. Read More
(43)
Advertisement
Rating: 5 stars
10/13/2009
This recipe is FANTASTIC! I use sugar-free raspberry jello I use the pineapple juice and boiling water combined to make 2 cups and I use whole canned cranberry sauce. I omit the nuts completely. I could eat a whole giant bowl of this by myself! My picky sons love it and my hubby and I fight over the left overs!! Read More
(14)
Rating: 5 stars
09/18/2003
This salad was soooo good. A great addition to our meal. I did not have sugar free gelatin so I used regular Jello still wonderful...the kids really enjoyed. Read More
(12)
Rating: 5 stars
11/25/2006
An absolute hit at Thanksgiving! My apprehensive dad even raved about it. Super easy and quick to make. Perfect for taking to a potluck too. Don't omit the nuts as some other reviewers suggest...they really balance the tastes in this salad. If someone doesn't like nuts they can always take a scoop from the bottom instead of the top (where the pecans are). Read More
(12)
Advertisement
Rating: 5 stars
11/29/2008
I love this cranberry gelatin salad! I made this for my family's Thanksgiving dinner this year and even people that usually won't touch cranberry sauce couldn't get enough. I highly recommend using the whole berry sauce in place of the jellied... the berries add a certain something special to the contrast. Also rather than simply sprinkling the pecans on top of the salad I mixed them in well with the rest of ingredients to get a little in each bite.. delicious! Be sure to get as much of the juice out of the pineapple as possible you won't be disappointed with the result! Read More
(11)
Rating: 5 stars
01/05/2004
I've made this dish for Thanksgiving and Christmas 2003 but I left out the pecans. Both adults and children loved it! It goes really well with turkey (or chicken) since there's a good balance of sweetness and tartness. My 2yr. old likes to eat it as dessert! Read More
(11)
Rating: 3 stars
01/05/2005
Too much cherry flavor. Next time I would use 1 pkg Jello (or 2 cans cranberry)... depending on servings needed. The pineapples and pecans were perfect. Thank you Read More
(9)