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Cranberry Cherry Salad Recipe

Cranberry Cherry Salad Recipe

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 YIELD:8-10 servings


  • 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
  • 1 package (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


  • 1. 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.
  • 2. 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.
  • 3. Refrigerate until almost set. Fold in whipped cream and marshmallows. Spoon over cherry layer. Refrigerate until firm. Yield: 10 servings.

Nutritional 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 User ID: 3765301 44191
Reviewed Nov. 14, 2011

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

wiggins_np User ID: 4182326 89129
Reviewed 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."

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