What Are Some Good Cranberry Gelatin Salad Recipes for the Holiday Season?

What Are Some Good Cranberry Gelatin Salad Recipes for the Holiday Season?

Two highly rated cranberry gelatin salad recipes are AllRecipes.com's Cranberry Jell-O Salad and Kraft's Festive Jell-O Cranberry-Pineapple Salad. The Kraft recipe uses store-bought cranberry sauce and strawberry flavored gelatin, while the AllRecipes.com salad uses fresh cranberries and cranberry flavored gelatin.

To make the Festive Jell-O Cranberry-Pineapple Salad, start by draining a 20-ounce can of crushed pineapple, making sure to save the juice and to set aside a tablespoon of pineapple. Add cold water to the pineapple juice to get 3 cups of total liquid. Bring the juice and water mixture to a boil in a saucepan, and then mix with two 3-ounce packages of strawberry gelatin. Add in a 16-ounce can of whole cranberry sauce and refrigerate the gelatin mixture for 1 1/2 to two hours.

After removing from the refrigerator, stir in the pineapple, a chopped pear and 2/3 cup chopped walnuts. Put the salad back in the refrigerator for four more hours. Top with the tablespoon of reserved pineapple and a sliced pear before serving. The strawberry gelatin can be replaced with a sugar-free variety or cranberry flavored gelatin.

To make the salad into a molded form, use a 6-cup mold instead of a serving bowl, and substitute a 8 1/4-ounce can of crushed pineapple, 1/3 cup chopped walnuts and 2 cups of pineapple juice and water.