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 imbedded in my memory. Very easy and delicious too.

KLS1973

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Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
additional:
6 hrs
total:
6 hrs 10 mins
Servings:
24
Yield:
24 servings
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Ingredients

24
Original recipe yields 24 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • 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.

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  • 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

94 calories; protein 1.3g 3% DV; carbohydrates 14.1g 5% DV; fat 4g 6% DV; cholesterol 8.3mg 3% DV; sodium 47.8mg 2% DV. Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
11/22/2015
Ah I should note that my family makes it slightly different. We pour half of the jello and cranberry mix in an 8x8 pan and let it set in the fridge for an hour or so. Then we carefully spread a layer of light sour cream on top ( fat free is too thin and the full fat has a weird texture for me) and carefully ladle the remaining mix over the top. Then set in the fridge. It's amazing. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
04/21/2014
Did not like this. Made it exactly as written and it tasted just like fruit on the bottom yogurt. Definitely did not go well as a compliment or side dish for ham or turkey as I was hoping. Read More
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9 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 7
  • 4 star values: 1
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  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
01/15/2013
I made this for a luncheon following a memorial service at church. Everyone loved it and it was so easy to make. I did add a small can of drained pineapple to it but it would be just as good without. It's sweet and tart at the same time. It's one I will continue to make! Read More
(9)
Rating: 5 stars
11/22/2015
Ah I should note that my family makes it slightly different. We pour half of the jello and cranberry mix in an 8x8 pan and let it set in the fridge for an hour or so. Then we carefully spread a layer of light sour cream on top ( fat free is too thin and the full fat has a weird texture for me) and carefully ladle the remaining mix over the top. Then set in the fridge. It's amazing. Read More
(9)
Rating: 5 stars
08/17/2013
Had this at a potluck at work and LOVED it. I started making it without the recipe and had made the jello following the package directions. When I looked it up saw that it was supposed to have less water I went ahead and finished. The extra did not seem to be a problem. The only other difference was by adding walnuts. This is delicious thank you for posting it! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/18/2015
My mother made this every year for Thanksgiving and Christmas. This may seem strange to others during the holiday season... but is the only way that my mother served cranberry sauce during the holiday season. Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
04/21/2014
Did not like this. Made it exactly as written and it tasted just like fruit on the bottom yogurt. Definitely did not go well as a compliment or side dish for ham or turkey as I was hoping. Read More
(3)
Rating: 5 stars
12/14/2015
This is my moms recipe for the holidays. She passed away 4 years ago and I have been searching for this recipe. Thank yo for sharing. I'm making it for Christmas. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/04/2019
This was so easy and a huge hit. It is great as the recipe stands. At Thanksgiving everyone wanted seconds. Read More