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Holiday Cranberry Gelatin Salad

 Holiday Cranberry Gelatin Salad
"This light, delicious holiday salad is very popular in my family and has been requested every year since I first brought it to Christmas Eve dinner. The refreshing, not-too-sweet flavor is a perfect pairing with just about any meat." –Jennifer Mastnick, Hartville, Ohio
12 ServingsPrep: 30 min. + chilling

Ingredients

  • 2 packages (3 ounces each) raspberry gelatin
  • 2 cups boiling water, divided
  • 1 can (14 ounces) whole-berry cranberry sauce
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans

Directions

  • In a small bowl, dissolve gelatin in 1 cup boiling water. In another
  • bowl, combine cranberry sauce and remaining water; add gelatin
  • mixture and lemon juice. Pour into a 13-in. x 9-in. dish coated with
  • cooking spray; refrigerate until firm, about 1 hour.
  • In a large bowl, beat cream until stiff peaks form. In another bowl,
  • beat cream cheese until smooth. Stir in 1/2 cup whipped cream; fold
  • in remaining whipped cream. Spread over gelatin mixture; sprinkle
  • with pecans. Refrigerate for at least 2 hours. Yield: 12 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 piece equals 241 calories, 14 g fat (7 g saturated fat), 34 mg cholesterol, 100 mg sodium, 28 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 3 g protein.