Rating: 4.81 stars
42 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 34
  • 4 star values: 8
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0

This recipe is a farm family favorite that's wonderful any time of year. Strawberry or raspberry Jell-O works just as well as cranberry in this shimmering salad that's both sweet and tart.

Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
additional:
3 hrs 30 mins
total:
3 hrs 45 mins
Servings:
18
Yield:
18 servings
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Ingredients

18
Original recipe yields 18 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Dissolve gelatin in boiling water. Refrigerate 1/2 hour, or until it begins to gel.

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  • Mix together orange, cranberries, apples and sugar. In a 9x13 inch dish, mix the gelatin, fruit mixture, celery and walnuts

  • Chill in the refrigerator 3 to 4 hours, until firm.

Nutrition Facts

141 calories; protein 2g; carbohydrates 25.5g; fat 4.3g; sodium 38.6mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (37)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
12/30/2009
This is great! I made it instead of cranberry sauce and it was a huge hit. The only problem was that I couldn't find cranberry gelatin. I used cherry which worked fine but I am sure it would have been even better with cranberry. Also I was in a hurry to get this thing in the fridge before going to church so I just threw it all together in a bowl. It turned out great. I don't think the added initial chilling is necessary nor the additional step of pouring into 13x9 dish. Perhaps it just creates a more interesting presentation or something. Read More
(33)
42 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 34
  • 4 star values: 8
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
12/30/2009
This is great! I made it instead of cranberry sauce and it was a huge hit. The only problem was that I couldn't find cranberry gelatin. I used cherry which worked fine but I am sure it would have been even better with cranberry. Also I was in a hurry to get this thing in the fridge before going to church so I just threw it all together in a bowl. It turned out great. I don't think the added initial chilling is necessary nor the additional step of pouring into 13x9 dish. Perhaps it just creates a more interesting presentation or something. Read More
(33)
Rating: 4 stars
08/29/2002
better to make it a couple of days ahead - for some reason the flavor really improves over time. it tasted great the day after christmas! Read More
(30)
Rating: 5 stars
11/17/2011
Recipe was a big hit. Couldn't find cranberry jello so I used strawberry. Also I used a small can of mandarin oranges instead of the regular orange. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/19/2011
Very Good!!! I made this at Thanksgiving and it turned out delicious. I modified mine a little I used cherry jello and add one extra pack of jello 2- 14 oz. cans of whole cranberry sauce extra 1/2 cup of sugar and 20oz. of Mandarin slices drained instead of oranges. I mixed my jello sugar and hot water in the dish I was serving until jello dissolved and then added remaining ingredients and then refrigerated until ready to serve. It does taste better the longer it sets. I made mine 5 days before servings. Thanks Valorie for sharing this wonderful recipe!!! New family favorite. Read More
(12)
Rating: 5 stars
11/25/2011
I love this salad. My mother passed this recipe to me and I make it everytime I find fresh cranberries. Makes it better in my opinion. I also use a large sugar-free raspberry jello instead of the one listed. Awesome sauce even for those who don't like cranberries!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/26/2008
This is a good spin on an old favoriat. Sometimes if I have a bigger than expected crowd I will mix whipped topping in with it. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/01/2010
Made this 2 nights before Thanksgiving. Set up perfectly. Very easy to make. Smells good and I can't wait to try it! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/27/2011
Soooo good! I made this instead of the traditional cranberries-in-a-can for Thanksgiving and my entire family loved it! I had to use cherry jell-o because I couldn't find cranberry but it was still amazing. I have a feeling I'll be making it for Christmas too! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/21/2007
My mother-in-law introduced me to this dish. It is now a staple in our home for every fall/winter occasion. We omit the walnuts and oranges but otherwise I love this dish! Read More
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