Thanksgiving Cranberry Cream Cheese Salad

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Jewel Hall

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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. Since this has all the good stuff squished together, it is my stand by and go-to recipe. A great complement to your chicken and turkey dishes.

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Perfectly sweet, perfectly tangy, this cranberry cream cheese salad is perfect for Thanksgiving. The filling has sweet grated apples and tart cranberries that are all held together with cherry Jell-O - it's a delicious combination. But, the Jell-o layer does not have a typical Jell-O texture. The cream cheese topping is sweet with bits of pineapple and chopped pecans in each bite. One taste and you'll be hooked. An easy holiday dessert. Test Kitchen Avatar The Test Kitchen


Rating:

★★★★★ 25 votes

Comments:
Serves:
12
Prep:
45 Min
Cook:
10 Min
Method:
No-Cook or Other

Ingredients

  • 1 pkg
    cherry Jell-O (6 oz)
  • 2 c
    boiling water
  • 2 large
    Golden Delicious apples, peeled and grated
  • 1 c
    chopped pecans
  • 1 can(s)
    whole cranberry sauce (14 oz)
  • TOPPING

  • 1 pkg
    cream cheese, at room temperature 2 hours (8 oz)
  • 1/2 c
    powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp
    vanilla extract
  • 1 can(s)
    crushed pineapple, drained (20 oz) well
  • 6 - 8 oz
    frozen whipped topping, thawed
  • 1/2 c
    chopped toasted pecans

How to Make Thanksgiving Cranberry Cream Cheese Salad

Step-by-Step

  1. Part 1. Dissolve Jell-Oin boiling water. Stir to mix and set aside to cool.
  2. Add apples, pecans, and cranberry sauce.
  3. Turn into a 13x9 glass dish and chill until firm.
  4. Part 2. Blend softened cream cheese with powdered sugar until smooth.
  5. Add vanilla to the Cool Whip and mix with a wooden spoon. Add to the cream cheese mixture along with the pineapple.
  6. Fold the mixture together.
  7. Spread evenly over firm set Jell-O mixture. Sprinkle toasted pecans on top.
  8. Keep chilled until serving time.

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About Thanksgiving Cranberry Cream Cheese Salad

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



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