Fruited Cranberry Gelatin Salad Recipe
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Fruited Cranberry Gelatin Salad Recipe

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"This our traditional Thanksgiving salad," writes Lyn Chapman of Provo, Utah. "But we don't limit it to just once a year. It's so easy to make that we have it with almost every meal that includes chicken."
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. + chilling
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. + chilling
MAKES: 6 servings


  • 1 package (6 ounces) orange gelatin
  • 1 can (14 ounces) whole-berry cranberry sauce
  • 1 can (8 ounces) crushed pineapple, undrained
  • 1 can (12 ounces) ginger ale

Nutritional Facts

1 cup: 253 calories, 0 fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 85mg sodium, 63g carbohydrate (53g sugars, 1g fiber), 3g protein.


  1. In a large saucepan, cook the gelatin and cranberry sauce over medium heat until gelatin is dissolved. Remove from the heat; stir in the pineapple and ginger ale until combined.
  2. Pour into a 1-1/2-qt. serving bowl. Chill until set, stirring after 1-1/2 hours. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Fruited Cranberry Gelatin in Quick Cooking January/February 2003, p12

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Hootowl50 User ID: 7483658 38454
Reviewed Nov. 13, 2013

"I have been using this recipe every year since it came out in the magazine. It is always a big hit and will be taking it to a potluck at work this month. Love, love, love it!!!"

evrhaze User ID: 1274087 205306
Reviewed Dec. 28, 2012 Edited Jan. 5, 2014

"This has been a holiday meal staple for years. I love that it only takes a few minutes to make, plus I can prepare it a few days in advance. Edit 1/5/14: My 9 year old has now taken over making this dish (with supervision at the stovetop step) and is so proud of herself for having something to contribute to Thanksgiving and Christmas meals."

MARCIA2U User ID: 263903 61016
Reviewed Apr. 28, 2011

"This has become a holiday staple. My family never liked cranberry sauce then I made this and added a small can of mandarin oranges and my family ate it up. Now I have to double the recipe."

diannebk User ID: 4166579 54252
Reviewed Apr. 13, 2010

"Question: Do you add any water to the gelton while you are cooking it?"

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