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Holiday Cranberry Gelatin Salad

Total Time

Prep: 30 min. + chilling

Makes

12 servings

This light, delicious holiday salad is very popular in my family and has been requested every year since I first brought it to Christmas Eve dinner. The refreshing, not-too-sweet flavor is a perfect pairing with just about any meat. —Jennifer Mastnick, Hartville, Ohio
Holiday Cranberry Gelatin Salad Recipe photo by Taste of Home

Ingredients

  • 2 packages (3 ounces each) raspberry gelatin
  • 2 cups boiling water, divided
  • 1 can (14 ounces) whole-berry cranberry sauce
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans

Directions

  1. In a small bowl, dissolve gelatin in 1 cup boiling water. In another bowl, combine cranberry sauce and remaining water; add gelatin mixture and lemon juice. Pour into a 13x9-in. dish coated with cooking spray; refrigerate until firm, about 1 hour.
  2. In a large bowl, beat cream until stiff peaks form. In another bowl, beat cream cheese until smooth. Stir in 1/2 cup whipped cream; fold in remaining whipped cream. Spread over gelatin mixture; sprinkle with pecans. Refrigerate for at least 2 hours.

Nutrition Facts

1 piece: 241 calories, 14g fat (7g saturated fat), 34mg cholesterol, 100mg sodium, 28g carbohydrate (22g sugars, 1g fiber), 3g protein.

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