Creamy Cranberry Gelatin Recipe

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TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + chilling
MAKES:10 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + chilling
MAKES: 10 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 package (12 ounces) fresh or frozen cranberries, chopped
  • 1 to 1-1/4 cups sugar
  • 2 packages (3 ounces each) cherry gelatin
  • 2 cups (16 ounces) plain yogurt
  • 1 carton (8 ounces) frozen whipped topping, thawed
  • 1/3 cup chopped pecans

Nutritional Facts

One serving (prepared with 1 cup sugar, sugar-free gelatin, fat-free yogurt and reduced-fat whipped topping) equals 204 calories, 6 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 1 mg cholesterol, 83 mg sodium, 33 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 4 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 fruit, 1 fat.

Directions

  1. In a bowl, combine the cranberries and sugar; cover and refrigerate for 8 hours or overnight.
  2. In a large saucepan, combine the cranberry mixture and gelatin. Cook and stir until gelatin is completely dissolved; cool. Fold in the yogurt and whipped topping. Pour into a 2-qt. serving bowl. Sprinkle with pecans. Refrigerate for 2 hours or until firm. Yield: 10 servings.
Originally published as Creamy Cranberry Gelatin in Quick Cooking November/December 2002, p42

Nutritional Facts

One serving (prepared with 1 cup sugar, sugar-free gelatin, fat-free yogurt and reduced-fat whipped topping) equals 204 calories, 6 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 1 mg cholesterol, 83 mg sodium, 33 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 4 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 fruit, 1 fat.

Sweet White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a sweet white wine such as Moscato or a sweet Riesling.

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Reviewed Jan. 5, 2013

"This recipe did not make much. Was I supposed to add water to the jello when cooking the cranberies?"

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