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drema's cranberry congealed salad

(1 rating)
Recipe by
Drema Bryant
High Point, NC

I got the original recipe from my Mom and updated it a bit as we love lots of nuts! This is a great side dish for any type of meat - especially ham, chicken or turkey. Adds a colorful splash to any dining table!

(1 rating)
yield 10 -12
prep time 20 Min

Ingredients For drema's cranberry congealed salad

  • 2 pkg
    large cherry jello
  • 1 can
    lg crushed pineapple (drained) reserve liquid
  • 1 can
    cranberry sauce (whole berry)
  • 1
    granny smith apple (chopped coarse unpeeled)
  • 1
    red delicious apple (chopped coarse unpeeled)
  • 1 1/2 c
    pecans (chopped coarse pieces)
  • 1/4 c
    granulated sugar
  • 1/4 c
    orange zest
  • 2 c
    boiling water
  • 1/2 c
    reserve pineapple juice (from above)

How To Make drema's cranberry congealed salad

  • 1
    This works better in pyrex or glass oblong dish approximately 13 x 9 x 2. I spray a small amount of non-stick unflavord coating and gently wipe out excess with paper towel. Set aside dish.
  • 2
    In large mixing bowl place boiling water and dissolve all jello by stirring thoroughly. Set aside.
  • 3
    In separate bowl mix wholeberry cranberry sauce, crushed pineapple and the 1/2 cup reserve liquid, 1/4 cup granulated sugar, chopped apples, orange zest and pecans. Mix well. Fold and stir gently into the dissolved jello mixture above.
  • 4
    Chill overnite in fridge. The mixture will be very firm. At serving time I cut squares and serve on a nice serving platter decorated with curly lettuce leaves or you can create your own serving ideas.
  • 5
    Optional ingredient that can be added is 1/2 cup chopped celery. Enjoy!

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