Rating: 4.88 stars
17 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 15
  • 4 star values: 2
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0

This is excellent as a salad, dessert, or snack, and great on a buffet table.

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Servings:
16
Yield:
16 servings
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Ingredients

16
Original recipe yields 16 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Drain pineapple, reserving syrup. Add enough water to the juice to make 2 cups liquid. In a saucepan over medium heat, combine the liquid with the gelatin; stir until dissolved. Remove from heat, and chill until partially set.

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  • Beat together the cream cheese and salad dressing; add to gelatin mixture and mix. Fold in whipped topping and mix well. Take out 1 1/2 cups of mixture, and reserve. To the remaining mixture add the pineapple, cranberries, nuts, and apples.

  • Pour gelatin and fruit mixture into a large dish or bowl, and top with reserved mixture. Refrigerate until chilled.

Nutrition Facts

214 calories; protein 2.8g; carbohydrates 27.2g; fat 11.3g; cholesterol 16mg; sodium 104mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (17)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
11/20/2007
This has been a family favorite for years. I don't reserve the extra for the top...I just mix all together. People who don't care for the traditional cranberry jellos or sauces love this dish. Read More
(22)
17 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 15
  • 4 star values: 2
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
11/20/2007
This has been a family favorite for years. I don't reserve the extra for the top...I just mix all together. People who don't care for the traditional cranberry jellos or sauces love this dish. Read More
(22)
Rating: 5 stars
12/18/2004
This was a hit for Thanksgiving! My in-laws loved it. Now I am going to try it again for Christmas!! Love it! Read More
(15)
Rating: 5 stars
12/18/2003
This was so tasty! We really enjoyed this salad on our Sunday Brunch table. Its very refreshing and the cream cheese adds a new dimension to gelatine. Thanks Eleanor! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/12/2004
I passed this recipe along to my mother to make for Thanksgiving. It turned out very well and was enjoyed by all. Even the 3 year-olds liked it. Read More
(9)
Rating: 5 stars
11/21/2008
I made this salad a few years ago and have made it upon request every year since. I'm not a cranberry person but I really enjoyed this salad. The only thing I changed is I used canned mandarin orange slices chopped up since I didn't have an orange on hand. I broke the salad up w/a fork and served it..huge hit! Read More
(9)
Rating: 5 stars
05/02/2011
INSANE it's soo good!! and I am a major cool-wip snob...but THIS is great!! I had to lick the spoon!!;) Oh my husby bought the 12 oz tub of cool wip and the 20 oz can of pineapple I just threw it all in it worked alright!! Read More
(8)
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Rating: 4 stars
12/04/2007
This was pretty good but to me more like a dessert than a salad because of the sweetness. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/30/2010
Excellent! Read More
(5)
Rating: 5 stars
12/10/2011
OK followed this recipes loosely adding in the leftovers and what I had on hand: candied pecans about 32 oz of fresh crandberry sauce (so I doubled the jello) and used candied pecans instead of walnuts. This is a great base recipe for anything you'd want to add: apples mandarin oranges cottage cheese some people even like to add celery and carrots (not I said the pie but to each their own). Thanks for sharing and much obliged Read More
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