Holiday Gelatin Salad Recipe
Holiday Gelatin Salad Recipe photo by Taste of Home

Holiday Gelatin Salad Recipe

Read Reviews
4.5 20 18
Publisher Photo
“Because I care for a teenager with diabetes, I decided to change my annual Thanksgiving salad so she could have some.” -Mareen Robinson of Spanish Fork, Utah
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. + chilling
MAKES:12 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. + chilling
MAKES: 12 servings


  • 1 package (.3 ounce) sugar-free lemon gelatin
  • 1 package (.3 ounce) sugar-free strawberry gelatin
  • 1 package (.3 ounce) sugar-free cherry gelatin
  • 1-3/4 cups boiling water
  • 1 can (20 ounces) unsweetened crushed pineapple
  • 1 can (14 ounces) whole-berry cranberry sauce
  • 1 medium navel orange, peeled and sectioned
  • 3/4 cup reduced-fat whipped topping
  • 1/4 cup fat-free sour cream

Nutritional Facts

2/3 cup: 105 calories, 1g fat (1g saturated fat), 1mg cholesterol, 62mg sodium, 24g carbohydrate (16g sugars, 1g fiber), 1g protein Diabetic Exchanges:1/2 starch, 1 frui


  1. In a large bowl, dissolve the gelatins in boiling water. Drain pineapple, reserving juice in a 2-cup measuring cup; add enough cold water to measure 2 cups. Stir into gelatin mixture.
  2. Place the pineapple, cranberry sauce and orange in a food processor; cover and pulse until blended. Stir into gelatin mixture. Transfer to an 8-cup ring mold coated with cooking spray. Refrigerate until firm.
  3. In a small bowl, combine whipped topping and sour cream. Unmold gelatin; serve with topping. Yield: 12 servings (3/4 cup topping).
Originally published as Holiday Gelatin Mold in Light & Tasty October/November 2007, p43

Reviews for Holiday Gelatin Salad

5 Star
4 Star
3 Star
2 Star
1 Star
Please Log In or Join to add a rating and review.
Click stars to rate
Any changes to your rating or review will appear where you originally posted your review
Loading Image
Sort By :
Reviewed Nov. 30, 2013

"My husband is a Type 1 diabetic, & there's no way I could serve him this dish with the regular canned cranberry sauce. Way too much sugar in it. I make my own cranberry sauce with Splenda or Stevia, so I substituted my homemade cranberry sauce for this jello salad, as other reviewers also did. If you use the crushed pineapple in it's own juice, the sugar content combined with the homemade cranberry sauce, is fairly low & more suitable for a diabetic, IMO. I also poured the mixture into a pretty glass bowl instead of using a mold. A good recipe with the modification of homemade cranberry sauce with Splenda or Stevia instead of canned. Thanks for sharing your recipe."

Reviewed Nov. 16, 2013

"While this sounds delicious, it's the carb equivalent of half a meal for a diabetic. To make it lower carb, make your own cranberry sauce with Splenda,. Also check the labels on the fat free sour cream and whipped topping. Most fat free or reduced fat products add sugar when they reduce the fat. I hope this is helpful."

Reviewed Nov. 15, 2013


Reviewed Nov. 14, 2013

"I use whole cranberries and oranges with sugar free orange and raspberry jellos, with chopped pecans. My guys don't like celery so I drop that as well. Add a little splenda to the Jello while it is still hot if the berries are really tart. I top with a little fat free cool whip for the ones who worry about the fat and not the calories. I could eat this three times a day if it only lasted long enough. 5 stars."

Reviewed Nov. 14, 2013

"I grew up on a recipe similar to this one. Instead of the cranberry sauce my mother ground up whole cranberries, put in chopped celery, walnuts and used mandarin oranges instead of an orange."

Loading Image