Christmas Salad

christmas cranberry salad

In our family, no holiday dinner is complete without Jell-o. With over 20 different foods on the buffet table, my kids heap their plates with mashed potatoes & Jell-o. I suppose the same could be said for a potluck. It’s pretty much expected that someone will clean out her cupboard and pack it all into a Jell-o mold. I like my jell-o salad with nuts, fruit, marshmallows, liquor, pretty much anything. Except mayo. Or tuna. That’s just nasty.

This is another classic gelatin recipe from Great-Grandma’s recipe box. It’s tangy-sweet with a little bit of crunch. There are no marshmallows in here, but still tastes 100 times better than any can of cranberry goo from a tin can.

christmas cranberry salad recipe

ingredients:

  • 2 cups raw cranberries
  • 1 ½ cups water
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 package cherry gelatin
  • ½ cup crushed pineapple (I didn’t drain)
  • 1 tart apple – cored, peeled & finely chopped
  • ½ cup chopped walnuts

directions:

Add water to cranberries and simmer ten minutes.

Add sugar. Stir, then add gelatin. Remove from heat and cool slightly.

Add pineapple, chopped apple, and nuts. Pour into 5-6 cup mold and chill.

Christmas Salad
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Ingredients
  1. 2 cups raw cranberries
  2. 1 ½ cups water
  3. 1 cup sugar
  4. 1 package cherry gelatin
  5. ½ cup crushed pineapple (I didn’t drain)
  6. 1 tart apple - cored, peeled & finely chopped
  7. ½ cup chopped walnuts
Instructions
  1. Add water to cranberries and simmer ten minutes.
  2. Add sugar. Stir, then add gelatin. Remove from heat and cool slightly.
  3. Add pineapple, chopped apple, and nuts. Pour into 5-6 cup mold and chill.
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