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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, 0 fat.

Reviews for Quick Cranberry Gelatin Salad

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nancygene1 254503
Reviewed Sep. 22, 2016

"Love this recipe, but I don't know how the publisher can say "0 sugar." The pineapple alone has about 22 g of sugar and the canned cranberries has another 20 g. I made my own cranberries with fresh cranberries and Stevia, plus I used sugar free Jello to try and reduce some of the sugar and it still turned out great. Anyway, I would have given this a 5-star rating, but because of the sugar, I reduced it to 4 stars."

HairyJoe 246150
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!"

muffinpuffin 48783
Reviewed Nov. 23, 2014

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

busybabybee 52044
Reviewed Nov. 18, 2013

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

bama7546 78330
Reviewed Sep. 7, 2013

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

delowenstein 24879
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"

Karen Miller 78322
Reviewed Nov. 16, 2010

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

delowenstein 47236
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"

amberd81 45326
Reviewed Nov. 11, 2009

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

snwagner 50399
Reviewed Apr. 28, 2009

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

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