Grandma's Cranberry Salad

Recipe Rating:
 31 Ratings
Cooking Method: No-Cook or Other


1 small package of cherry jello (3oz box)
1 c hot water
1 c sugar
1 Tbsp lemon juice
1 c drained crushed pineapple (8oz can) (juice reserved)
1 c pineapple juice (use the reserved juice and add water to make 1 cup)
1 c ground cranberries
1 orange (ground)
1/2 c pecans, chopped

The Cook

Leah Stacey Recipe
Well Seasoned
Montgomery, AL (pop. 205,764)
Member Since Mar 2010
Leah's notes for this recipe:
I grew up with my grandmother and mom making this every year for the holidays. This is not your standard cranberry out of the can mush.You make it the night before and let it chill overnight. This is one less dish you have to make the next day. I have carried on the tradition and serve this for my family and friends. It is super yummy!
Make it Your Way...

Personalize This
Kitchen Crew
I always love the punch of color that cranberries add to a meal, and this delicious cranberry salad recipe really does the berry justice. Not only did we love the perfect balance of sweet and tart, but the chopped pecans added a wonderful crunch that we'd never had before in a cranberry salad.


boil the cup of water. Dissolve the jello in the hot water in an 8in square pan mix well. Add the sugar, lemon juice and pineapple juice. Stir to dissolve well.

Note: You can substitute the 8x8 dish and use a 9x13 dish, it seems to gel up a bit better that way.
Add the remaining ingredients and mix. Chill overnight.
Grandma's Notes:Chop up the pecans first before getting blender wet. Or you could just buy pre chopped pecans and save a step. Use the blender or food processor to chop up cranberries, then orange, seeded and partially peeled. The chopped peel gives it that special zing!

1-5 of 281 comments

Showing OLDEST First
(Switch to Newest First)
user Bonnie D. Utahn - Nov 12, 2010
Looks so wonderful!
user Wendy Rusch snooksk9 - Nov 12, 2010
mmmmmm I bet this is yummy!!! thanks!
user Carole F BakersQueen - Nov 12, 2010
Yes it is..I have this was given to me by my older sister. This is YUMMY!
user Carole F BakersQueen - Nov 12, 2010
Wait the only thing that is different on the recipe I have for this is she uses Raspberry jello, and also adds frozen raspberries as well.
user Leah Stacey CookingMaven - Nov 12, 2010
Thats funny Lynn! You should try it with the cherry jello! I agree it is YUMMY!

Gift Membership