Holiday Cranberry Apple Salad

Meredith Sayre


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 votes

45 (1/3 cup each)
20 Min
3 Hr
Stove Top


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  • 4 box
    gelatin, raspberry or strawberry (3 oz each)
  • 3 c
    boiling water
  • 2 can(s)
    crushed pineapple (20 oz each), drained well
  • 5 can(s)
    whole cranberry sauce (14 oz each)
  • 3 large
    apples, unpeeled & coarsely grated
  • 1 large
    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!!!!!

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About Holiday Cranberry Apple Salad

Course/Dish: Fruit Salads
Main Ingredient: Fruit
Regional Style: American

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