Thursday, November 8, 2012

Cranberry Nut Jello Salad

OK, so I first need to let all my real-food type friends know - back slowly away and avert your eyes.

This recipe won't fit in with a real-food recipe collection unless you get a little crazy and throw caution to the wind a couple times a year - LOL! I don't see any way to make substitutions in this recipe to meet those kind of standards. But if you want an easy, tasty side dish for your non-real-food family members, then here you go! This can even be served as a side for a Thanksgiving meal!

I've had this recipe for years, but only recently brought it to a church potluck and everyone who tried it enjoyed the flavor. And jello salads take me right back to my childhood! At any family gathering, there was at least one dish that contained jello. Did you grow up eating jello salads?

Cranberry Nut Jello Salad

2 6-oz packages cherry-flavored jello
2 cups boiling water
1 16-oz can jellied cranberry sauce
1 20-oz can crushed pineapple, drained
1/2 cup chopped pecans

Combine the gelatin from the packages with the boiling water. Stir {carefully 'cause that is some serious red color that can splash out - LOL} until gelatin is completely dissolved. Mix in cranberry sauce and drained crushed pineapple. Stir until completely mixed.

Transfer to individual serving dishes {10+} or pour all into 1 large dish. Sprinkle with chopped pecans. Chill until set and serve. Could also top servings with some whipped cream.

And just so you know, I grew up having the canned jellied cranberry sauce with our Thanksgiving meals! I don't serve it at my Thanksgiving meals these days. I have made homemade cranberry sauce, but the cranberry side I serve most often that everybody seems to enjoy is Pantry Cranberry-Apple Sauce. What kind of cranberry side dish do you have at Thanksgiving?

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1 comment:

  1. My Nana always made a cranberry gelatin salad for Thanksgiving. I hadn't thought about it in years. This post has brought back a lot of memories.


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