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Ruby Red Raspberry Salad

A refreshing and attractive side dish, this salad adds a festive touch to your holiday table. Children especially like this slightly sweet salad. -Marge Clark, West Lebanon, Indiana
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min. + chilling
  • Makes
    12-16 servings


  • 1 package (3 ounces) raspberry gelatin
  • 2 cups boiling water, divided
  • 1 package (10 ounces) frozen sweetened raspberries
  • 1-1/2 cups sour cream
  • 1 package (3 ounces) cherry gelatin
  • 1 can (20 ounces) crushed pineapple, drained
  • 1 can (14 ounces) whole-berry cranberry sauce
  • Mayonnaise and mint sprigs, optional


  • Dissolve raspberry gelatin in 1 cup boiling water. Add raspberries and stir until berries are thawed and separated. Pour into a 13-in. x 9-in. dish; chill until set.
  • Carefully spread with sour cream; chill. Dissolve cherry gelatin in remaining boiling water. Add pineapple and cranberry sauce; mix well. Allow to thicken slightly.
  • Carefully spoon over sour cream mixture; chill. If desired, garnish with mayonnaise and mint.
Nutrition Facts
1 piece: 164 calories, 4g fat (3g saturated fat), 15mg cholesterol, 42mg sodium, 31g carbohydrate (25g sugars, 1g fiber), 2g protein.

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  • groovythumper1
    Mar 5, 2013

    I have made this for over 15 yrs now on every holiday. I never have any leftovers.

  • Joscy
    Nov 14, 2012

    Here it is, time for giving thanks to our God for the gifts he provides. Making this Friday for our family's Thanksgiving Dinner Saturday. My grandchildren have never had this salad, so you might say I'm making it especially for them. However ya look at it, everyone arund our dining table always goes back for more. Thank You again, Mrs. Clark!!!

  • Elizabeth0085
    Apr 14, 2011

    This salad is so yummy! The combination of fruits makes it a step above all other gelatin salads.

  • carolyntittle
    Nov 24, 2008

    I've been making this for years thanks to marge clark and my mother. Mother gave me this recipe years ago and everyone expects this at thanksgiving and christmas.Mother is gone but its our way of remembering her at holidays. I lost the original and found it again thanks to Taste of home.It was exactly the same recipe, same picture, everything. Thanks so much carolyn tittle

  • Joscy
    Nov 22, 2008

    This salad is a must-have at our Thanksgiving and Christmas table. Very attractive, and delicious. I make it in a trifle bowl to show the seasonal colors.Thank you, Mrs. Clark, for sharing this wonderful recipe.Sincerely,