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Cranberry Jello Delight

Updated on November 23, 2013

Easy to Make

Jello salads are my favorite in the winter months. Lettuce is available, but is expensive and not as robust and appealing. With a few simple ingredients and some refrigeration, you have a welcome additon to any meal.

My Mother In Love made this gelatin salad for our Thanksgiving dinner. She has had the recipe for years. Your family will love it.

Dissolve l large package of raspberry flavored gelatin in 2 cups of boiling water. Add l cup of cold water. Chill until partially set. Stir in 1 and 1/3 cups drained mandarin oranges, 1 cup drained, crushed pineapple, 2 cans (l lb. each) whole cranberry sauce and 1/3 cups finely chopped pecans. Be sure that the pineapple and mandarin oranges are drained well to avoid a watery mixture. Pour into a mold or pyrex dish and chill unto firm. This salad will serve 16 people.

Though the salad is delicious by itself, add a topping of sour cream or mayonnaise if you like. This salad provides color for your Holiday meal. It will compliment ham, turkey, or chicken. Enjoy!

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  • breakfastpop profile image

    breakfastpop 7 years ago

    Very interesting recipe. I like it!

  • suziecat7 profile image

    suziecat7 7 years ago from Asheville, NC

    This sounds so different. I'll have to try it - thanks.