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Cranberry Cherry Salad

I like to make this refreshing salad for summer get-togethers. It's also a great side dish during the Thanksgiving and Christmas seasons. Everybody just loves it! -Betsy Bianco, Wheaton, Missouri
  • Total Time
    Prep: 20 min. + chilling
  • Makes
    10 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) pitted tart red cherries
  • 1 package (3 ounces) cherry gelatin
  • 1 can (8 ounces) jellied cranberry sauce
  • 1 package (3 ounces) lemon gelatin
  • 1 cup boiling water
  • 3 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 1/3 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 can (8 ounces) crushed pineapple, undrained
  • 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream, whipped
  • 1 cup miniature marshmallows

Directions

  • Drain cherries, reserving juice; set cherries aside. Add water to juice to measure 1 cup; transfer to a saucepan. Bring to a boil. Add cherry gelatin; stir until dissolved. Whisk in cranberry sauce until smooth. Add cherries; pour into an 11x7-in. dish. Refrigerate until firm.
  • In a bowl, dissolve lemon gelatin in boiling water. In a small bowl, beat the cream cheese and mayonnaise. Gradually beat in lemon gelatin until smooth. Stir in pineapple.
  • Refrigerate until almost set. Fold in whipped cream and marshmallows. Spoon over cherry layer. Refrigerate until firm.
Nutrition Facts
1 piece: 279 calories, 13g fat (5g saturated fat), 28mg cholesterol, 119mg sodium, 39g carbohydrate (34g sugars, 1g fiber), 3g protein.

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  • myrna salmon
    Nov 14, 2011

    I've been making this cranberry cherry salad for years. Plan to serve it with our Thanksgiving dinner. Delicious!!!

  • wiggins_np
    Nov 7, 2009

    Tasty but a bit disappointing. Too sweet bottom layer even with SF gelatin. I would use only 1/2 can jellied cranberry sauce next time. Also the lemon jellow top layer doesn't look like the photo's white layer. I had to top with a whip cream layer and nuts.