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Creamy Cranberry Jell-O® Salad

Rated as 4.6 out of 5 Stars

"This is my favorite Thanksgiving dish! The sweetness is a nice contrast to the saltiness of the turkey. The walnuts and apples give a nice texture, but make sure they are chopped small enough. The mayo seems like a strange addition, but you don't taste it, and it improves the texture of the cream cheese. Enjoy!"
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5 h 10 m servings 265
Original recipe yields 12 servings


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  1. Pour juice from crushed pineapple and cranberry sauce in a measuring cup and add enough water to equal 2 cups of liquid; bring to a boil in a saucepan. Remove from heat and dissolve raspberry gelatin in the liquid. Pour gelatin into a bowl and refrigerate until partly set, about 45 minutes.
  2. Beat cream cheese with mayonnaise in a bowl with an electric mixer until fluffy; gradually beat partially set gelatin into cream cheese mixture. Gently fold 1 cup whipped topping into the mixture. Stir crushed pineapple, cranberry sauce, apple, and walnuts into gelatin mixture. Transfer to a serving bowl and refrigerate until set, about 4 hours. Serve frosted with 1/2 cup whipped topping, or as desired.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 265 calories; 13.9 33.9 3.7 21 131 Full nutrition

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Instead of mayonnaise, I used sour cream. I also used pecans instead of walnuts. At the last minute, I folded in half of a small bag of mini marshmallows. I made no other changes. Instead of let...

Took this to a Thanksgiving supper at Lodge and everyone raved. Requested again this year. Of course made at home also. Jackpot. A Keeper.

I can't wait for this to set up all the way! From what I could taste, it is so delicious! And that was without all the combined textures!

This was a big hit at Thanksgiving! I added an extra apple and extra walnuts.

Everyone at Thanksgiving loved it.

Loved this recipe and it was a big hit at my work potluck.

It's excellent and I'm often asked to bring it to holiday functions. I leave out the nuts because of allergy issues.

I made this exactly as printed. Very yummy and I'm sure I'll be making this again.

Due to food allergy's we had to omit the apples and the walnuts, we also used sour cream instead of Mayo and it turned out very good. Thought about adding pecans but didn't just in case there w...