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Cranberry Salad

Updated on October 12, 2012

Cranberry Salad

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Cranberry salad is a great fall food. It makes an excellent addition to holiday meals or just as a side item to roasted poultry. It is a congealed salad packed full of nutrients and antioxidents. This salad recipe combines the sweet taste of pineapple with the tartness of cranberries for an amazing taste sensation.

Cook Time

Prep time: 30 min
Cook time: 5 min
Ready in: 35 min
Yields: Several Servings


  • 1 cup cranberries, chopped
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1 9 oz can pineapple, crushed
  • 1 grated rind of an orange
  • 1 3 oz box lemon jello
  • 1/2 cup hot water
  • 2 tbsp orange juice
  • 1/2 cup nuts, pecans and/or walnuts


  1. Mix the copped cranberries, sugar, pineapple and orange rind together in a medium bowl (with a lid). Refrigerate overnight.
  2. The next day, dissolve jello in the hot water. Add orange juice to it and let sit until gelled slightly.
  3. Mix in cranberry mixture & nuts lightly but thoroughly.
  4. Pour into a container or mold and refrigerate until completely set (firm).


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      Becca 5 years ago from Southwest Georgia

      Yes 2patricias, the nuts add a little crunch, which I tend to like in my food. It is just a little extra added oomph. Thanks for visiting my page and giving me positive feedback. Hope to see you back here again.

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      2patricias 5 years ago from Sussex by the Sea

      The nuts must give this an interesting texture. I've voted this interesting, and I am adding it to my Recipe Index for HubPages.

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      Becca 5 years ago from Southwest Georgia

      Thanks Carol. Sounds like a great substitute for sugar. Xylitol is great in sugar free candies and gum, so I know it would be great in this too. :)

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      carol stanley 5 years ago from Arizona

      Sounds tasty..and those want to avoid the sugar..try xylitol...It works very well.

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      Jean Bakula 5 years ago from New Jersey

      My son is a vegetarian and won't eat jello, but I make it with just the crushed pineapple, cranberries, and serve it with no or low fat cool whip and it's still nice for the holidays, and a healthy snack. A whole cup of sugar though, yikes! I don't need any.

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      Becca 5 years ago from Southwest Georgia

      Thanks Skeety D. :)

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      SkeetyD 5 years ago from Barbados

      This recipe sounds unique and awesome