Cranberry Salad

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By Susan Ferguson
from The Villages, FL

A tasty alternative to plain cranberry sauce and quite pretty

serves 12
prep time 30 Min
method Stove Top


  •   1 can(s)
    8 oz crushed pineapple in juice,drained,juice reserved
  •   2 box
    3 oz each flavored gelatin, such as lemon, strawberry, raspberry. i used suger- free
  •   1 c
    ginger ale
  •   1 can(s)
    whole cranberry sauce
  •   1 pkg
    8 oz cream cheese, at room temperture
  •   8oz pkg
    kool whip
  •   half tsp
    vanilla extract

How To Make

  • 1
    Add enough water to reserved pineapple juice to equal 1 cup. In a pot heat juice to boil. Transfer to med. bowl, stir in gelatin until dissolved.
  • 2
    Refrigerate until cool, but not set, about 20 min. Stir in ginger ale.Refrigerate until thickened and partially set, about 1 hour. Stir in cranberry sauce and crushed pineapple.
  • 3
    Pour into 1 and1/2- qt. mold. Refrigerate until firm, at least 6 hours or overnight.
  • 4
    On high speed, beat cream cheese until light and fluffy, 1 min. fold in kool whip and vanilla.
  • 5
    Unmold salad.Fill center with topping mixture.