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Cranberry Gelatin Salad

I got this recipe from a magazine and made some changes to suit my family's tastes. This salad is especially nice during the holidays, but it's good with any main meal.
  • Total Time
    Prep: 20 min. + chilling
  • Makes
    16-20 servings


  • 2 packages (3 ounces each) cherry or cranberry gelatin
  • 2 cups boiling water
  • 1 package (12 ounces) fresh or frozen cranberries
  • 1-1/2 medium seedless oranges, quartered
  • 1-3/4 cups sugar
  • 2 cans (8 ounces each) crushed pineapple, undrained
  • 1 cup chopped celery
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts


  • In a large bowl, dissolve gelatin in boiling water. In a food processor, finely chop cranberries and oranges. Transfer to a bowl; stir in sugar until dissolved. Add pineapple, celery and nuts. Stir in gelatin. Chill for at least 6 hours.
Nutrition Facts
1 slice: 121 calories, 2g fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 15mg sodium, 26g carbohydrate (24g sugars, 1g fiber), 1g protein.

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  • mamada
    Nov 16, 2013

    I make one similar to this but with pecans and sugar free black cherry jello. I use only about 1/3 cup of sugar and no oranges or celery, but maybe I'll switch it up this year and see how it goes. I think I would also try using Splenda and cut back on the sugar (or eliminate it) even more. This sounds good I will try it but use sugar free substitutions (or reduce sugar) to make it more diabetic friendly.

  • ShepMc
    Dec 5, 2009

    I made this for Thanksgiving and got lots of compliments. I only put in half the sugar and it tasted sweet enough.