Ruby Red Raspberry Salad Recipe
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Ruby Red Raspberry Salad Recipe

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A refreshing and attractive side dish, this salad adds a festive touch to your holiday table. Children especially like this slightly sweet salad. -Marge Clark, West Lebanon, Indiana
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + chilling
MAKES:12-16 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + chilling
MAKES: 12-16 servings


  • 1 package (3 ounces) raspberry gelatin
  • 2 cups boiling water, divided
  • 1 package (10 ounces) frozen sweetened raspberries
  • 1-1/2 cups sour cream
  • 1 package (3 ounces) cherry gelatin
  • 1 can (20 ounces) crushed pineapple, drained
  • 1 can (14 ounces) whole-berry cranberry sauce
  • Mayonnaise and mint sprigs, optional

Nutritional Facts

1 piece: 164 calories, 4g fat (3g saturated fat), 15mg cholesterol, 42mg sodium, 31g carbohydrate (25g sugars, 1g fiber), 2g protein.


  1. Dissolve raspberry gelatin in 1 cup boiling water. Add raspberries and stir until berries are thawed and separated. Pour into a 13-in. x 9-in. dish; chill until set.
  2. Carefully spread with sour cream; chill. Dissolve cherry gelatin in remaining boiling water. Add pineapple and cranberry sauce; mix well. Allow to thicken slightly.
  3. Carefully spoon over sour cream mixture; chill. If desired, garnish with mayonnaise and mint. Yield: 12-16 servings.
Originally published as Ruby Red Raspberry Salad in Taste of Home December/January 1995, p31

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groovythumper1 User ID: 4202312 4088
Reviewed Mar. 5, 2013

"I have made this for over 15 yrs now on every holiday. I never have any leftovers."

Joscy User ID: 2694585 199030
Reviewed Nov. 14, 2012

"Here it is, time for giving thanks to our God for the gifts he provides. Making this Friday for our family's Thanksgiving dinner Saturday. My grandchildren have never had this salad, so you might say I'm making it especially for them. However ya look at it, everyone arund our dining table always goes back for more. Thank You again, Mrs. Clark!!!"

Elizabeth0085 User ID: 3429078 5112
Reviewed Apr. 14, 2011

"This salad is so yummy! The combination of fruits makes it a step above all other gelatin salads."

carolyntittle User ID: 3614790 6888
Reviewed Nov. 24, 2008

"I've been making this for years thanks to marge clark and my mother. Mother gave me this recipe years ago and everyone expects this at Thanksgiving and Christmas.Mother is gone but its our way of remembering her at holidays. I lost the original and found it again thanks to Taste of home.It was exactly the same recipe, same picture, everything. Thanks so much carolyn tittle"

Joscy User ID: 2694585 5873
Reviewed Nov. 22, 2008 Edited Nov. 14, 2012

"This salad is a must-have at our Thanksgiving and Christmas table. Very attractive, and delicious. I make it in a trifle bowl to show the seasonal colors.

Thank you, Mrs. Clark, for sharing this wonderful recipe.

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