This recipe for Cranberry Fruit Gelatin Salad was new to our Thanksgiving table this year and a hit all around. The classic recipe comes from my father-in-law, Bob.

Cranberry Fruit Gelatin Salad is an old-fashioned jello salad recipe. The heart of the recipe is a can of cranberry sauce, and in addition this salad has a finely chopped apple, a finely chopped orange, and a can of pineapple, giving it a variety of textures and flavors.

Traditionally prepared in a round jello mold, it can also be prepared in any other dish or dishes to make it more quick and easy.

Cranberry Gelatin Salad
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Cranberry Fruit Gelatin Salad

This recipe comes from my father-in-law. A classic recipe for a delicious jello salad. Consider adding chopped walnuts for a different flavor.
Course: Jello Salad
Servings: 18
Calories: 13kcal
Author: Bob Borgstede


  • 2 pkg. strawberry raspberry, or cranberry gelatin
  • 2 cups boiling water or add reserved pineapple juice to boiling water to make 2 cups
  • 1 can cranberry sauce jellied or whole berry
  • 1 medium apple peeled and chopped very finely
  • 2 medium oranges chopped very finely
  • 1 small can 8 oz crushed pineapple (reserve juice, if desired)


  • Melt cranberry sauce. Add boiling water to gelatin in large bowl; stir 2 minutes until dissolved). Stir in melted cranberry sauce; mix well. Add chopped apple and orange, then pineapple. Can be poured into a jello mold, 9x13 glass dish, or individual cups. Refrigerate until firmly set.


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Calories: 13kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 2mg | Potassium: 37mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 38IU | Vitamin C: 8mg | Calcium: 7mg | Iron: 1mg

Cranberry Fruit Gelatin Salad