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cranberry fruit delight

Recipe by
Dana S.
Roanoke, VA

This is a recipe that my family enjoys for Thanksgiving or Christmas. With the strawberry gelatin, even children like it. It's fruity and fresh tasting!

prep time 30 Min
cook time 45 Min
method Stove Top

Ingredients For cranberry fruit delight

  • 1 bag
    fresh cranberries
  • 1 lg
    seedless orange
  • 1 lg
    red delicious apple, unpeeled, cored and cubed
  • 3/4 c
    crushed pineapple
  • 3/4 c
  • 1 c
    orange juice
  • 1/4 c
    pineapple juice
  • 1 pkg
    (4 serving size) strawberry gelatin
  • 1 c
    chopped walnuts or pecans
  • 3
    walnut or pecan halves, for garnish
  • 1
    maraschino cherry, for garnish

How To Make cranberry fruit delight

  • 1
    Place cranberries, orange, apple and crushed pineapple in a medium bowl.
  • 2
    Add 3/4 cup sugar and mix well; set aside for about 15 minutes.
  • 3
    Meanwhile, heat 1 cup orange juice and 1/4 cup water in a saucepan until it comes to a boil.
  • 4
    Add Jell-O and stir until it completly dissolves. Remove from heat and allow to cool.
  • 5
    Meanwhile drain all liquid from cranberry-fruit mixture, reserving 3/4 cup, discard any remaining liquid.
  • 6
    Add 3/4 cup liquid to Jell-O. Chill in refrigerator for about 30 minutes and then add to cranberry-fruit mixture; mixing until well blended.
  • 7
    Cover and chill in refrigerator until ready to serve. This salad will set up more as it chills, but will not set up completely. Just before serving add chopped walnuts, mix and garnish with 3 walnut halves and a maraschino cherry or fresh cranberry.