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Thanksgiving Cranberry Gelatin

 Thanksgiving Cranberry Gelatin
This salad has graced my mother's Thanksgiving table for as long as I can remember. —Tiffany Anderson-Taylor, Gulfport, Florida
16-20 ServingsPrep: 30 min. + chilling

Ingredients

  • 1 package (6 ounces) cherry gelatin
  • 1/3 to 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 cups boiling cranberry juice
  • 1-1/2 cups ice cubes
  • 2 celery ribs, finely chopped
  • 1 medium pear, peeled and finely chopped
  • 1 cup chopped fresh or frozen cranberries
  • 3/4 cup ground walnuts, divided
  • 1 package (3 ounces) lemon gelatin
  • 1 cup boiling water
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 carton (8 ounces) frozen whipped topping, thawed, divided

Directions

  • In a large bowl, dissolve cherry gelatin and sugar in boiling
  • cranberry juice. Add the ice cubes; stir until dissolved.
  • Refrigerate until thickened, about 45 minutes.
  • Fold in the celery, pear, cranberries and 1/2 cup walnuts. Transfer
  • to a 13-in. x 9-in. dish coated with cooking spray. Refrigerate
  • until firm, about 50 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, in another bowl, dissolve lemon gelatin in water.
  • Refrigerate until slightly thickened, about 35 minutes. Whisk in 1/4
  • cup mayonnaise; fold in the remaining mayonnaise. Fold in half of

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Thanksgiving Cranberry Gelatin (continued)

Directions (continued)

  • the whipped topping. Carefully spoon over cherry layer. Refrigerate
  • until firm, about 45 minutes.
  • Spread with remaining whipped topping. Sprinkle with remaining
  • walnuts. Refrigerate for at least 3 hours. Cut into squares. Yield:
  • 16-20 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 piece) equals 210 calories, 13 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 4 mg cholesterol, 93 mg sodium, 22 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 2 g protein.