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This is a wonderful fresh uncooked cranberry salad I've enjoyed since I was a child. It has a dressing made with Miracle Whip®, Cool Whip®, and cream cheese. It sounds kind of strange but it really complements the salad.



Original recipe yields 10 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
Cranberry Salad:


Instructions Checklist
  • Grease a ring mold with 1 tablespoon creamy salad dressing. Zest 1 orange and then peel both oranges.

  • Place oranges, orange zest, cranberries, and apples together in the bowl of a food processor; pulse until coarsely chopped. Strain fruit pieces, reserving juice in a quart-size measuring cup. Add enough boiling water to measure 3 cups liquid.

  • Dissolve unflavored gelatin in cold water in a large bowl. Pour water-juice mixture over unflavored gelatin. Add raspberry gelatin and 2 cups sugar; stir to dissolve completely. Stir in fruit mixture, grapes, and pecans. Pour gelatin mixture into prepared ring mold; chill 8 hours to overnight.

  • Mix whipped topping, cream cheese, 3 tablespoons creamy salad dressing, and 2 teaspoons sugar together in a bowl until dressing is smooth.

  • Dip chilled mold in a few inches of hot water to loosen gelatin from mold. Turn out onto a serving platter, garnish with parsley, and serve with dressing.

Cook's Notes:

If you have a meat grinder, use that to chop the fruit.


Substitute whipped topping with real whipped cream, if desired.


Substitute parsley with curly endive, if desired.

Nutrition Facts

556.4 calories; 6.5 g protein; 76.1 g carbohydrates; 26.5 mg cholesterol; 183.5 mg sodium. Full Nutrition