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Quick Cranberry Gelatin Salad Recipe

Quick Cranberry Gelatin Salad Recipe

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 YIELD: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


  • 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.

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

Reviews for Quick Cranberry Gelatin Salad

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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"

Reviewed Nov. 16, 2010

"Delicious! My family doesn't love cranberries, but everyone enjoyed this salad."

Reviewed Nov. 27, 2009

"I have made this recipe each year for our Thanksgiving & Christmas meals-also for other special famiy get-togethers! This salad always goes over well and has won raves whenever I've prepared it! Dawn E. Lowenstein"

Reviewed Nov. 11, 2009

"I really don't like cranberries, but I love this salad. Our family makes it every year for the holidays."

Reviewed Apr. 28, 2009

"This recipe has become a favorite. I usually add extra pecans for added texture, yummy!"

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