cranberry jello salad with whipped cream and berries on a yellow dish on a counter
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Sweet and Tart Cranberry Jello Salad

Enjoy this classic Thanksgiving dessert with your friends and family this holiday season!
Prep Time15 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cranberry jello salad
Appliance: Refrigerator
Servings: 15 servings
Author: Ishani Bose


  • 6 ounces raspberry jello
  • 2 cups water
  • 1/2 cup cold water
  • 2 envelopes plain gelatin
  • 28 ounces crushed or sliced pineapples
  • 28 ounces whole cranberry sauce


  • To make cranberry jello salad, heat the water in a microwave or over a gas stove till it starts to boil. 
  • In the boiling water, mix the jello well and allow it to dissolve.
  • Meanwhile, in a bowl of cold water, empty two envelopes of plain gelatin and whisk it properly.
  • Thereafter, mix the plain gelatin to the raspberry jello and keep whisking the mixture. 
  • Once that is done, add cranberry sauce (which can be the canned version or freshly prepared) and the sliced/crushed pineapples and mix well. Use a whisk to ensure the cranberry sauce is properly broken up. (Refer to our cranberry sauce recipe, should you wish to make it fresh.) Continue to whisk till it becomes a smooth mixture. 
  • Pour the mixture into a baking dish and chill/refrigerate it for 4 hours or more. Once done, serve it with whipped cream, and in some cases pecan or dry fruits. Enjoy!
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