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Cranberry-Eggnog Gelatin Salad

Refreshing and bursting with flavor, this festive jello salad is a great choice for a holiday potluck or make ahead Thanksgiving side. The sweet pineapple-eggnog layer contrasts nicely with the cool and tangy gelatin on top. Since it has to chill overnight, it’s a good pick for those dishes you want to prepare a day ahead. —Nancy Foust, Stoneboro, Pennsylvania
  • Total Time
    Prep: 30 min. Cook: 5 min. + chilling
  • Makes
    16 servings


  • 2 packages (3 ounces each) raspberry gelatin
  • 2 cups boiling water
  • 1 cup cold water
  • 1 can (14 ounces) whole-berry cranberry sauce
  • 1 medium navel orange, peeled and chopped
  • 1 tablespoon grated orange zest
  • 1 can (20 ounces) unsweetened crushed pineapple, undrained
  • 2 envelopes unflavored gelatin
  • 1-1/2 cups eggnog
  • 3 tablespoons lime juice


  • In a large bowl, dissolve raspberry gelatin in boiling water. Stir in cold water, then cranberry sauce, orange and orange zest. Pour into a 10-in. fluted tube pan or 12-cup ring mold coated with cooking spray; refrigerate until firm, about 40 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, drain pineapple; pour juice into a saucepan. Sprinkle unflavored gelatin over juice and let stand for 1 minute. Cook and stir over low heat until gelatin is completely dissolved.
  • In a large bowl, combine eggnog and lime juice. Gradually stir in gelatin mixture. Chill until soft-set. Fold in pineapple. Spoon over raspberry layer. Refrigerate overnight. Unmold onto a serving platter.
Editor's Note
This recipe was tested with commercially prepared eggnog.

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  • Ann
    Nov 9, 2019

    This isn't a review as I haven't made yet but sounds yummy. I know this isn't Thanksgiving-ish, but I'm thinking of doing it with dark cherry jello and canned dark cherries. Leaving the pineapple out of the eggnog. Will let you know.

  • test
    Jul 28, 2017

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  • buttermilk maid
    Jan 13, 2015

    Really like this refreshing jello salad. The eggnog is not overpowering, just adds creamy texture and lightly spiced. As a jello, easy and looks great for the holiday.

  • theimerl
    Jan 10, 2015

    to much pineapple, couldn't really taste the eggnog

  • willowgoose
    Oct 5, 2010

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