Cran-Orange Gelatin Salad
Total TimePrep: 45 min. + chilling
I have had the strawberry version of this and enjoyed it, so I decided to try the cranberry version for Christmas, and my family loved it. This recipe is a keeper.
Made it for the first time at Christmas - it was a big hit. Thought I would use more pretzels next time but also like the graham cracker idea.
I made this for Thanksgiving as a side salad with dinner. It tasted really good and everyone liked it, but I was disappointed in the pretzel layer. It didn't hold to the cream cheese layer, so it looked messy when I put it on the plates. I had to spoon some of the pretzels under the individual servings. Somewhat disappointing, but I will make it again, with some changes, because it looked good (minus pretzel fiasco) and tasted even better.
When I made this I used real sugar, salted pretzels & regular whipped topping & it tasted great!!! I think that I didn't have enough butter in the crust though because it was really crumbly & didn't stay together. Everyone loved it & wants the recipie!! Love the salty, tangy, sweet combo :)
I forgot to add that we use graham cracker crumnbs instead of pretzels.
It's a fantastic recipe and we have made it several times. Great for get togethers.
I've always made one like this, but using frozen strawberries and strawberry jello....any combination would work. Sounds good with the oranges, too.
It was a huge hit and so easy to make. I made it for a Christmas social with 13 friends. and of course the recipe just needs to be shared.
Can this be made with the cranberry jelly instead of the whole cranberries?
Another comment I forgot to include, I have to admit that this combo of oranges and cranberries are not a favorite of mine. Not a huge cranberry lover but it looked Christmasy and I loved it! I would agree with another comment..... I think of it as a salad, but it could be a dessert, it's that good, and it's very refreshing. It's Christmas, forget the calories for a little while!