Jewel Hall Recipe

THANKSGIVING CRANBERRY CREAM CHEESE SALAD

By Jewel Hall 0124


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12
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This is the perfect Cranberry Congealed Salad for your Thanksgiving meal.For years my in laws have expected me to produce a good recipe and since this has all the Good Stuff squished together.It is my stand by and go back to recipe. A great compliment to your chicken and turkey dishes.

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Notes from the Test Kitchen:
Perfectly sweet, perfectly tangy... perfectly suited for the perfect Thanksgiving meal! A real winner.

Ingredients

1 (6 oz) pkg
cherry jello
2 c
boiling water
2 large
golden delicious apples, peeled and grated
1 c
chopped pecans
1 can(s)
whole cranberry sauce
TOPPING
1 (8 oz) pkg
cream cheese, at room temperature 2 hours
1/2 c
powdered sugar
1 tsp
vanilla extract
20 oz
can crushed pineapple, drained well
6 - 8 oz
frozen whipped topping, thawed
1/2 c
chopped toasted pecans

Directions Step-By-Step

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Part 1. Dissolve Jello in boiling water, stir to mix, set aside to cool. Add apples, pecans, and cranberry sauce. Turn into a 13x9 glass dish and chill until firm.
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Part 2. Blend softened cream cheese with powdered sugar until smooth. Fold in crushed pineapples. Add vanilla to Cool Whip mix with wooden spoon. Gradually add Cool Whip mixture to cream cheese - pineapple mixture. Spread evenly over firm set Jello mixture, sprinkle toasted pecans on top. Keep chilled until serving time.

About this Recipe

Main Ingredient: Fruit
Regional Style: American
Collection: Thanksgiving Table
Other Tag: Quick & Easy

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167 Comments

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Robin DuPree robdupree
Jan 2, 2014
Jewel, Merry Christmas.and Happy New Year! Just wanted to tell you that I made your salad again and there isn't a better one around! Xoxoxo
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Linda Slade suthernangel
Dec 23, 2013
Jewel,Merry Christmas...hope you're doing well.I just made your salad again for Christmas.It was a hit Thanksgiving,everyone loved it with the raspberry jello.Happy New Year!!
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Linda Slade suthernangel
Nov 25, 2013
I made this for the first time last Thanksgiving.It was awesome.My sister told me she uses cranberry jello.I made it for Christmas using the cranberry jello,it was so much better.I'm getting ready to make it now for Thanksgiving,and this time I'm using raspberry jello.
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Debbie wright debbie110772
Nov 19, 2013
Jewel I made this after you posted this a few years ago . It is now a holiday tradition .. Thank you for sharing :-)
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Jewel Hall 0124
Dec 24, 2012
Linda, I think Cranberry Jello would be a great substitute. I hope you have a great Christmas too and a Blessed NEW YEAR !!!