Molded Cranberry-Orange Salad
Total TimePrep: 20 min. + chilling
- 1 teaspoon unflavored gelatin
- 1 tablespoon plus 1 cup cold water, divided
- 1 cup boiling water
- 1 package (3 ounces) raspberry gelatin
- 3 cups (12 ounces) fresh or thawed frozen cranberries, divided
- 2 medium apples, cut into wedges
- 1 medium navel orange, peeled
- 1 cup sugar
- 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
- 1/2 cup finely chopped celery
- Sprinkle unflavored gelatin over 1 tablespoon cold water; let stand 1 minute. Add boiling water and raspberry gelatin; stir until gelatin is dissolved, about 2 minutes. Stir in remaining cold water. Refrigerate until thickened, about 45 minutes.
- Pulse 2-1/3 cups cranberries, apples and orange in a food processor until chopped. Transfer to a small bowl; stir in sugar. Stir fruit mixture into thickened gelatin. Fold in walnuts, celery and remaining whole cranberries.
- Coat a 10-in. fluted tube pan, an 8-cup ring mold or two 4-cup molds with cooking spray; pour in gelatin mixture. Cover and refrigerate overnight or until firm. Unmold onto a platter.
Nutrition Facts1/2 cup: 154 calories, 3g fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 21mg sodium, 32g carbohydrate (28g sugars, 2g fiber), 2g protein.
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Nov 19, 2018
This is a must for the holidays with my family they insist on it. But I see they don’t have the orange peel include it in with the recipe. I always make it with the orange peel through the processor
Nov 10, 2018
Dumb question...how much whipped cream in place of celery 'garnish'. And...where
May 25, 2018
I use 2 packs of jello. I sometimes use grapes in place of apples for a different taste, I use all fruit just chopped. Yummy both ways!! I haven't made this for some time. Thanks Carol for the reminder.
Nov 18, 2017
This is the "go-to" recipe for holidays. My Irish Gram used the old fashioned grinder that one would have to attach to a counter and wind, for chopping the cranberries and oranges. She also used the peel of the oranges. This was at least 60 years ago. Great salad/desert along with great memories. I'm making this for Christmas in the tree mold, with a dab of mayo for garnish. Old school. Thanks Carol Mead!
Oct 27, 2017
I used my bundt cake pan once for a mold such as this. Because it was so deep a pan, I had a little trouble unmolding it. It really came out with a big plop, but was OK.Also, I used a whole envelope of unflavored gelatin and 3 Tablespoons COLD water from the cup of COLD water to soften and mix the dry gelatin before adding 1 cup BOILING water. After stirring thoroughly, add the remaining COLD water from the 1st cup mentioned.
Oct 27, 2017
I used my bundt cake pan once for a mold such as this. Because it was so deep a pan, I had a little trouble unmolding it. It really came out with a big plop, but was OK.Also, I used a whole envelope of unflavored gelatin and 3 Tablespoons COLD water from the cup of COLD water to soften and mix the dry gelatin before adding 1 cup BOILING . After stirring thoroughly, add the remaining COLD water from the 1st cup mentioned.
Nov 23, 2016
This is such a great salad and it is so bad someone gave it 1 star because of a pan. It really doesn't deserve to look like a 4 recipe especially because someone didn't have the right pan. I really liked it and I liked someone's idea of putting it in a tree mold. Going to make it again this holiday season.
Dec 27, 2014
I've made this twice this year for Thanksgiving and Christmas. I love it! I pour mine into a 9x13 glass dish - works great! Love the orange and cranberry and I have also used cranberry jello with excellent results!
Dec 14, 2014
You don't need to special pan. A cake pan, a bread pan, anything you have in your cupboard will do. You don't even need to turn it out if you don't want to.
Nov 22, 2014
waaaaaa I don't have a pan like this?