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Chunky Cranberry Salad Recipe

Chunky Cranberry Salad Recipe

I found this recipe while taking a cooking class. Full of mixed fruit, celery and nuts, it's a lively alternative to jellied cranberry sauce. When cranberries are in season, I buy extra and freeze them so I can make this salad year-round.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. + chilling YIELD:12 servings


  • 4 cups fresh or frozen cranberries
  • 3-1/2 cups unsweetened pineapple juice
  • 2 envelopes unflavored gelatin
  • 1/2 cup cold water
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 can (20 ounces) unsweetened pineapple tidbits, drained
  • 1 cup chopped pecans
  • 1 cup green grapes, chopped
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped celery
  • 2 teaspoons grated orange peel


  • 1. In a large saucepan, combine the cranberries and pineapple juice. Cook over medium heat until berries pop, about 15 minutes.
  • 2. Meanwhile, in a small bowl, sprinkle gelatin over cold water; let stand for 5 minutes. In a large bowl, combine the berry mixture, sugar and softened gelatin. Chill until partially set.
  • 3. Fold in the pineapple, pecans, grapes, celery and orange peel. Pour into individual serving dishes. Chill until firm. Yield: 12 servings.

Nutritional Facts

3/4 cup: 288 calories, 7g fat (1g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 9mg sodium, 57g carbohydrate (52g sugars, 3g fiber), 3g protein.

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Reviewed Nov. 25, 2009

"My mom made this when I was a kid but I couldn't find the recipe. This is the closest I've found and it's delicious."

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