Cranberry Gelatin Salad Recipe

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I got this recipe from a magazine and made some changes to suit my family's tastes. This salad is especially nice during the holidays, but it's good with any main meal.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + chilling
MAKES:16-20 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + chilling
MAKES: 16-20 servings


  • 2 packages (3 ounces each) cherry or cranberry gelatin
  • 2 cups boiling water
  • 1 package (12 ounces) fresh or frozen cranberries
  • 1-1/2 medium seedless oranges, quartered
  • 1-3/4 cups sugar
  • 2 cans (8 ounces each) crushed pineapple, undrained
  • 1 cup chopped celery
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts

Nutritional Facts

1 slice: 121 calories, 2g fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 15mg sodium, 26g carbohydrate (24g sugars, 1g fiber), 1g protein.


  1. In a large bowl, dissolve gelatin in boiling water. In a food processor, finely chop cranberries and oranges. Transfer to a bowl; stir in sugar until dissolved. Add pineapple, celery and nuts. Stir in gelatin. Chill for at least 6 hours. Yield: 16-20 servings.
Originally published as Cranberry Gelatin Salad in Home-Style Soups, Salad and Sandwiches Cookbook 1996, p77

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mamada User ID: 7046030 15374
Reviewed Nov. 16, 2013

"I make one similar to this but with pecans and sugar free black cherry jello. I use only about 1/3 cup of sugar and no oranges or celery, but maybe I'll switch it up this year and see how it goes. I think I would also try using Splenda and cut back on the sugar (or eliminate it) even more. This sounds good I will try it but use sugar free substitutions (or reduce sugar) to make it more diabetic friendly."

ShepMc User ID: 4427011 43447
Reviewed Dec. 5, 2009

"I made this for Thanksgiving and got lots of compliments. I only put in half the sugar and it tasted sweet enough."

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