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Raspberry Gelatin Ring

Besides being wonderfully tasty, this refreshing salad is very pretty, too! A light layer of cream cheese and sour cream contrasts with the rich red fruity gelatin. It makes a delightful side dish for a turkey dinner. —Ardis Rollefson Jackson Hole, Wyoming
  • Total Time
    Prep: 20 min. + chilling
  • Makes
    12 servings


  • 2 packages (3 ounces each) raspberry gelatin
  • 1-1/2 cups boiling water
  • 2 packages (10 ounces each) frozen sweetened raspberries, thawed and drained
  • 2 cans (8 ounces each) crushed pineapple, undrained
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup sour cream


  • In a bowl, dissolve gelatin in water. Stir in the raspberries, pineapple and salt. Pour half into an 8-cup ring mold coated with cooking spray; refrigerate for 30 minutes or until firm. Let remaining gelatin mixture stand at room temperature.
  • In a bowl, beat cream cheese and sour cream until smooth. Carefully spread over gelatin in mold; top with remaining gelatin mixture. Refrigerate for 6 hours or until firm.
Nutrition Facts
1 slice: 173 calories, 8g fat (5g saturated fat), 27mg cholesterol, 143mg sodium, 22g carbohydrate (20g sugars, 1g fiber), 3g protein.

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  • wintermom9597
    Nov 6, 2020

    Very refreshing. Makes A LOT for just the 3 of us, so would consider halving the recipe next time.

  • Karen
    Nov 20, 2016

    I have been making this dish for several years now. It is a Thanksgiving family favorite, however I have only been able to find the sweetened raspberries at one local store over the past few years. This year I can't find them anywhere. I purchases whole frozen raspberries and plan to sweeten them myself but not sure what the berry to sugar/syrup ration should be. Anyone else having this problem or know what the solution is?

  • LauraManning
    May 7, 2015

    Great flavors!

  • No_Time_To_Cook
    Nov 9, 2014

    Great for the holidays.. very festive and good!

  • 2princesses2luv
    May 15, 2014

    This is so good! I've made it several times & everyone always loves it.

  • delowenstein
    Apr 26, 2014

    Actually, I had made this recipe quite some time back, but since I wasn't working then for TOH, I didn't review it! I prepared this recipe again 4/26/14 and I did adjust the recipe by using 2 3-oz. packages of raspberry gelatin, one can of whole berry cranberry sauce, 1-3/4 cups UNDRAINED crushed pineapple, divided. Actually, I used a can of pineapple slices in own juice and crushed the slices in my food processor. I used 1-1/4 cups boiling water, reserved juice from drained pineapple and a can of fruit cocktail to make 3/4 cup juice, 1/3 cup chopped pecans, 3/4 cup plain unflavored Greek yogurt, 1 package of cream cheese (8-oz) What I did do was use 1-1/4 cups of boiling water and dissolved the gelatin in the boiling water along with the 3/4 cup of reserved juice from the pineapple & fruit cocktail. I then added 1-3/4 cups undrained, crushed pineapple and the whole berry cranberry sauce to the gelatin mixture along with the 1/3 cup chopped pecans. I ladled 1/2 of the mixture into a greased jello ring mold, 6-cup size and chilled for 1 hour. I combined the cream cheese and yogurt together until smooth and then added 1/4 cup of crushed pineapple. I allowed the balance of gelatin mixture and the cream cheese mixture to stand at room temperature while I'd chilled the gelatin in the mold. Then I spread the cream cheese mixture over the set gelatin and topped with balance of the gelatin mixture, covered the mold with its Tupperware lid and allowed the salad to REALLY set overnight. I plan to take this salad to a luncheon 4/27/14 and I wanted to make this salad again! When I'd made it before, my family had really enjoyed it! I believe I HAD prepared it before for either Thanksgiving or Christmas! I'd this time combined SEVERAL recipes (this recipe from TOH, plus 2 of my own personal similar recipes)to prepare this salad! I thank you, Ardis, for sharing this recipe with TOH! The presentation of this salad IS beautiful! delowenstein

  • tourmaline57
    Nov 28, 2013

    Just served this today and had to get right on here and thank Ardis.WONDERFUL.The entire family loved this.Used unsweetened raspberries and drained them well.I used unsweetened crushed pineapple .The results were amazing.A new family favorite.Happy Thanksgiving.

  • newcountrywife
    Jun 24, 2012

    This was so very good. I will sometimes make it in an 8x8 dish instead of the gelatin mold. Very refreshing and very, very good!

  • newcountrywife
    Jun 13, 2012

    This is a simple and refreshing recipe. Very good. I usually don't use a ring mold, I just put it in an 8x8 pan.

  • 2princesses2love
    Jan 18, 2012

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