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Fruited Cranberry Gelatin

 Fruited Cranberry Gelatin
"A neighbor gave my mom this recipe, and it's become an annual favorite during the holidays," relates field editor Linda Fox of Soldotna, Alaska.
12-16 ServingsPrep: 20 min. + chilling

Ingredients

  • 1 package (6 ounces) cranberry or raspberry gelatin
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1-1/2 cups boiling water
  • 1 package (12 ounces) cranberries
  • 3 medium unpeeled green apples, cut into wedges
  • 1 medium navel orange, peeled and quartered
  • 1 cup diced celery
  • 1 cup chopped pecans
  • 1 cup cold water
  • 1 tablespoon cider vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons grated orange peel
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons orange juice

Directions

  • In a large bowl, dissolve gelatin and sugar in boiling water. In a
  • blender or food processor, process the cranberries until coarsely
  • chopped; add to gelatin mixture. Repeat with apples and orange. Stir
  • in celery, pecans, water, vinegar, orange peel, lemon juice and
  • salt. Pour into a 13-in. x 9-in. dish or a 2-1/2-qt. bowl. Chill
  • until set, about 3 hours.
  • Whisk mayonnaise and orange juice; serve with the salad. Yield: 12-16
  • servings.

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Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1/2 cup) equals 221 calories, 14 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 4 mg cholesterol, 161 mg sodium, 25 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 2 g protein.