Quick Cranberry Gelatin Salad Recipe
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Quick Cranberry Gelatin Salad Recipe

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Since this tangy salad keeps well, I make it a day ahead for my Christmas menu. It's also a great choice to take to a holiday potluck - even people who aren't fond of cranberries think it's yummy. I got the recipe from a friend at church who likes to cook and bake as much as I do. -Betty Claycomb, Alverton, Pennsylvania
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. + chilling
MAKES:8-10 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. + chilling
MAKES: 8-10 servings


  • 1 package (6 ounces) cherry gelatin
  • 1-1/2 cups boiling water
  • 1 can (20 ounces) crushed pineapple, undrained
  • 1 can (14 ounces) whole-berry cranberry sauce
  • 1-1/2 cups seedless red grapes, halved
  • 1/4 cup chopped pecans

Nutritional Facts

1/2 cup: 146 calories, 2g fat (0g saturated fat), 0mg cholesterol, 62mg sodium, 32g carbohydrate (0g sugars, 0g fiber), 1g protein Diabetic Exchanges:2 fruit, 1/2 fat


  1. In a large bowl, dissolve gelatin in water. Stir in pineapple and cranberry sauce. Refrigerate for 30 minutes. Stir in grapes and pecans. Pour into a 2-qt. serving bowl. Refrigerate until firm. Yield: 8-10 servings.
Originally published as Cranberry Gelatin Salad in Taste of Home December/January 1998, p31

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Reviewed Mar. 27, 2016

"Made this for Easter dinner & it was so yummy! Had lost my favorite jello salad recipe with bing cherries, but this is an excellent replacement. Wouldn't change a thing!"

Reviewed Nov. 23, 2014

"Family favorite, a must for every holiday!!"

Reviewed Nov. 18, 2013

"We can't celebrate Christmas or Thanksgiving without this dish!"

Reviewed Sep. 7, 2013

"OMG!!! this is excellent. Make it year round with or without grapes."

Reviewed Mar. 6, 2011

"I LOVE this recipe & I've made this recipe a # of times-only without the red grapes! I also put the cranberry jello mixture in a 6-cup mold and chilled it overnight! I had to make this salad for a chapel function held today and I know it will go over well! I did add the grapes this time! Also: I used less PINEAPPLE

than the 20 oz. full can-I measured out 1-3/4 cups crushed pineapple and it worked very well for me! I also just chilled the entire mixture overnight instead of letting the jello sit 1/2 hour in refridge! Dawn E. Lowenstein"

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