Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Cranberry Jell-O Salad

I made this for Thanksgiving dinner, and plan to make it again for Christmas.

It's refreshing and tangy, and pairs well with turkey, ham or beef.

Oh, and it's easy peasy.

The ingredients you need are:

2 packages of raspberry Jello-O

1 large can of crushed pineapple, juice reserved

2 cans of whole cranberry sauce

1/2 cup chopped walnuts

1/2 cup chopped celery (optional)

one chopped apple

*In a medium saucepan heat the juice from the pineapple (if the liquid doesn't equal to 1 cup, add water to make up the difference). Add the two Jell-O powder mixes. Heat on low until the powder dissolves in the liquid.

*In the meantime, chop your walnuts, celery and apples (see the handy dandy chopper I forgot I had?).

*In a large bowl, mix the whole cranberry sauce with the crushed pineapple.

*Add in the chopped celery, walnuts and apples.

*Pour in the the Jello-O mixture (after it's cooled for 20- 30 minutes).

*Let it set in the fridge overnight (or 6-8 hours).


Here's what it looks like after it's set.

If using as a dessert, serve with cool whip.

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Jules Ausborn said...

What's not to love!!! Christmas Eve we always make chili, monkey bread, sugar cookies and more. Then on Christmas day we all our favorite snack foods, it's so much fun! All while wearing our pj's!

I love the holidays!

Kelly Polark said...

I like the step by step pics!
Thanks for a great holiday recipe!

Matthew MacNish said...

Sounds tart and tangy!

Weird random fact about Matt: I love cranberry sauce on a turkey sandwich, but can't stand it on Turkey at Thanksgiving. Crazy? Yes, yes indeedy.

Maddy said...

Looks easy to make and yummy...my kind of recipe!

Unknown said...

Love this. The hit of the day on Thanksgiving!!! Thanks for sharing

Meredith said...

Yummy and easy = perfect! Thanks so much--I might make this for Christmas.

Janet Johnson said...

It always amazes me what you can do with Jello. Looks yummy (and exotic!). :D

Melissa Gill said...

My mom makes a similar dish every year and about two out of three years we forget it in the refrigerator when we're trying to get all the hot dishes served. But you're right, it is a sweet/tangy, cool and delicious offset to all the hot/heavy holiday dishes.

Debbie said...

That sounds delicious! I am definitely going to give this a try.

Anonymous said...

I'm cuisine-challenged, but this recipe looks easy (I think).

Shannon said...

Looks good! =)

Liz Mays said...

That's like a recipe I remember from childhood. I am SO glad you posted it!!

PS. I accidentally marked my entire mailbox as read today so I'm searching for your email to reply to your question. I'm not ignoring you, I swear. ;)

SharleneT said...

Looks delish and I love Jello salads... they're so good for you, tasty and plenty of Vit.E to make strong nails and bones... Thanks for the pix and for sharing the recipe...

Lourie said...

NOw I am hungry. :P