Sour Cream Cranberry Jell-O Salad


Great alternative to the typical cranberry salad served at Thanksgiving. This is a recipe that I have been making for so long that it is permanently embedded in my memory. Very easy and delicious too.

Prep Time:
10 mins
Additional Time:
6 hrs
Total Time:
6 hrs 10 mins


  • 1 (16 ounce) can jellied cranberry sauce

  • 2 (3 ounce) packages black cherry-flavored gelatin mix (such as Jell-O®)

  • 1 ¾ cups boiling water

  • 1 (16 ounce) carton sour cream


  1. Mash jellied cranberry sauce in a 3-quart bowl. Stir gelatin mix thoroughly into cranberry sauce. Pour boiling water into mixture and stir until gelatin has dissolved completely, about 3 minutes.

  2. Chill in refrigerator until softly set, 2 to 3 hours. Gently fold sour cream into gelatin mixture, leaving marbled streaks of sour cream and gelatin mix. Return to refrigerator until firmly set, 4 hours to overnight. Store leftovers in refrigerator.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

94 Calories
4g Fat
14g Carbs
1g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 24
Calories 94
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 4g 5%
Saturated Fat 3g 13%
Cholesterol 8mg 3%
Sodium 48mg 2%
Total Carbohydrate 14g 5%
Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
Total Sugars 13g
Protein 1g
Vitamin C 1mg 3%
Calcium 23mg 2%
Iron 0mg 1%
Potassium 32mg 1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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