This recipe uses fresh cranberries, pineapple, orange, grapes and apples. Delicious with turkey, chicken or ham. Pineapple juice is an excellent substitute for water if you would like a bit more flavor. Originally submitted to ThanksgivingRecipe.com.

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Recipe Summary

Servings:
11
Yield:
10 - 12 servings
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Ingredients

11
Original recipe yields 11 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Add the sugar to the gelatin. Stir in the boiling water and stir until the gelatin is dissolved. Stir in the cold water or the pineapples juice. Chill until gelatin is thick.

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  • Finely grind the cranberries and the orange in food processor or run through the meat grinder.

  • Add the ground cranberry mixture, drained crushed pineapple, grapes and cubed apples to the thickened gelatin. Pour mixture into one 9 x 13 inch pan or a large bowl. Refrigerate overnight before serving.

Nutrition Facts

203 calories; protein 2.1g 4% DV; carbohydrates 51.3g 17% DV; fat 0.3g 1% DV; cholesterol 0mg; sodium 57.5mg 2% DV. Full Nutrition
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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
12/22/2003
This recipe will become our new family tradition. It is delicious. We like the fruit-a-plenty texture and flavor. I followed it exactly except did not find raspberry flavored gelatin in the store so used mixed fruit flavored. Overly particular mother-in-law said she could make a meal of it. I made it for T'giving and think I will make it for Christmas again. Thanks for sharing the recipe MTM. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
12/23/2008
Before I even know what this recipe taste like, I am in a dilemma. I followed the recipe exactly to the dot, but not knowingly, used fresh pineapple juice I have on hand. Then I discover that the jello won't set. I think if the recipe had warned that only canned pineapple to be used, I would be in a better spot right now. So warning to all newbies like me. Read More
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41 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 33
  • 4 star values: 4
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: 1 stars
12/23/2008
Before I even know what this recipe taste like, I am in a dilemma. I followed the recipe exactly to the dot, but not knowingly, used fresh pineapple juice I have on hand. Then I discover that the jello won't set. I think if the recipe had warned that only canned pineapple to be used, I would be in a better spot right now. So warning to all newbies like me. Read More
(23)
Rating: 5 stars
10/25/2003
This cranberry salad was wonderful! So much so that my guests on Christmas found themselves filling up on this rather than meat and potatos. Full of texture and flavor much like that of my grandmothers. Loved it. Thanks Mary. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/22/2003
This recipe will become our new family tradition. It is delicious. We like the fruit-a-plenty texture and flavor. I followed it exactly except did not find raspberry flavored gelatin in the store so used mixed fruit flavored. Overly particular mother-in-law said she could make a meal of it. I made it for T'giving and think I will make it for Christmas again. Thanks for sharing the recipe MTM. Read More
(15)
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Rating: 5 stars
11/23/2007
This was so good! Everyone loved it. I used pineapple juice for the water sugar free jello splenda and I also added celery walnuts and pomegrante. I will have to make this every year at Thanksgiving. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
05/06/2009
This turned out to be awesome! I would give it 5 stars but I had to change some things according to what ingerdients I had. I used cranberry jello can pineapple chunks sweetened cranberries and cherries. I didn't have an orange so I used a can of mandarin oranges. I also used only 1/2 cup sugarand a little less water------it was soooo good!!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/29/2003
Served this at Christmas and it received rave reviews; tool a while to set so would recommend making the day before. Used fresh cranberries and ran through a food processor. Great with both turkey and ham. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/27/2005
this was a huge hit. i will no longer be serving canned cranberry.thanks for the recipe.:) Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/16/2007
I got this recipe from this site several years ago and I've made it every Thanksgiving since. My cousins love it and always take some home because this recipe makes a lot. I've never been a big cranberry sauce or cranberry salad eater but now I just can't have Thanksgiving without this salad. It takes a lot of prep with chopping the apples grapes and orange but it's worth it. It's also good with some pecans added. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/22/2003
I made this for Thanksgiving and everyone loved it even those that don't usually like cranberry salad. They requested it again for Christmas and it was a big hit again. This is a keeper. Read More
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