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Berry Gelatin Ring Recipe

Cranberries give extra holiday appeal to this gelatin salad sent in by Elise Spring of Bellevue, Ohio. "A co-worker always shares this festive fruit ring with us at staff potlucks," she relates.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + chilling YIELD:8 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 package (6 ounces) raspberry gelatin
  • 2 cups boiling water
  • 1 can (14 ounces) whole-berry cranberry sauce
  • 1 can (8 ounces) crushed pineapple, undrained
  • 1/2 cup red wine or grape juice
  • 1/3 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 teaspoon grated orange peel

Directions

  • 1. In a large bowl, dissolve gelatin in water. Add the cranberry sauce, pineapple, wine and walnuts. Chill until partially set, about 2 hours.
  • 2. Pour into a 6-cup ring mold coated with cooking spray. Refrigerate until set. Unmold onto a serving plate. In a small bowl, combine the cream cheese, mayonnaise and orange peel. Serve with the salad. Yield: 8 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 each) equals 367 calories, 18 g fat (7 g saturated fat), 34 mg cholesterol, 183 mg sodium, 46 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 5 g protein.

Wine Pairings

Full-Bodied Red Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a full-bodied red wine such as Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot or Syrah.