Cranberry Jello Salad
Cranberry Jello Salad is a sweet-tart, dessert salad loaded with crushed pineapple, chopped pecans, cranberries and a tangy cream cheese topping! It's perfect to serve for Thanksgiving dinner, Christmas dinner, or any night of the year!
Servings: 18 servings
- 2 3 oz. pkgs. cherry Jell-O (or raspberry or cranberry, if you can find it)
- 1 ½ cups boiling water
- 20 ounces crushed pineapple (do not drain the juice)
- 1 can whole cranberry sauce a little less than 2 cups homemade cranberry sauce
- 1 cup chopped pecans divided
- ¾ cup cranberry or apple juice
- 8 ounces cream cheese, softened
- ½ cup powdered sugar
- 1 cup sour cream
Add both packets of Jell-O to the boiling water in a large bowl, stirring until completely dissolved.
Stir in the crushed pineapple (juice and all) and whole cranberry sauce, using the back of the stirring spoon to break up any chunks of cranberry sauce a bit against the side of the bowl.
Add in ¾ cup of the chopped pecans and the cranberry or apple juice and stir to combine, then carefully pour into a 9x13-inch glass dish or jello mold and refrigerate until set, about 2 hours.
In a medium bowl, beat the cream cheese on high speed with an electric mixer until smooth.
Add the powdered sugar and sour cream and mix well until completely combined, then spread over the top of the set Jell-O.
Sprinkle with remaining ¼ cup of chopped pecans, then serve.
Calories: 220kcal | Carbohydrates: 29g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 21mg | Sodium: 104mg | Potassium: 117mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 27g | Vitamin A: 279IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 38mg | Iron: 1mg