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holiday cranberry apple salad

(2 ratings)
Recipe by
Meredith Sayre
Burlington, KY

This is one of the BEST cranberry salads I've ever eaten and to be honest, I don't really like cranberry salad! Delicious served with turkey dinner, this is a winner every time I make it. If you are only serving around 12 to 20 you can half this recipe. There is no "cook time" but I put 3 hours because it has to set in the fridge ... "chill time"! :-)

(2 ratings)
yield 45 (1/3 cup each)
prep time 20 Min
cook time 3 Hr
method Stove Top

Ingredients For holiday cranberry apple salad

  • 4 box
    gelatin, raspberry or strawberry (3 oz each)
  • 3 c
    boiling water
  • 2 can
    crushed pineapple (20 oz each), drained well
  • 5 can
    whole cranberry sauce (14 oz each)
  • 3 lg
    apples, unpeeled & coarsely grated
  • 1 lg
    orange, grated rind only (eat the orange & enjoy)
  • 1/4 tsp
  • 1/2 tsp
  • 1/8 tsp
    ground clove

How To Make holiday cranberry apple salad

  • 1
    In a saucepan, bring the water to a boil; stir in gelatin and set aside to cool.
  • 2
    Drain pineapple well; set aside.
  • 3
    In a large bowl, combine cranberry sauce, grated apples, the rind of 1 large orange, salt, cinnamon and clove.
  • 4
    Stir in drained pineapple and cooled jello. Carefully pour into a 16 cup trifle bowl. Cover and chill until firm.
  • 5
    I enjoy serving it this way but if you like you can use two 8-cup jello molds, lightly sprayed with non-stick spray. Invert your salad onto a plate covered with lettuce leaves. Sooooo goooood!!!!!