Cranberry Salad

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Cranberry Salad Cranberry Salad Recipe Courtesy of

Servings: 8 servings
Prep Time: 4 hours 15 min
Cook Time: 4 hours 18 min
Difficulty: Easy

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sour cream or whipped cream, for garnish
parsley, for garnish
1/2 cup sugar
6 ounce dried cranberries, rinsed
1 cup broken pecans
1   3-ounce package black cherry gelatin
1   4-ounce can crushed pineapple





Drain pineapple and reserve juice.  Add juice to 1/2 cup hot water and heat to boiling.  Soften gelatin in 1/4 cup cold water.  Dissolve softened gelatin in hot water-juice mixture.  Let cool until it starts to set; don’t let the gelatin harden.  Put cranberries through a grinder. Add ground berries, pineapple, nuts, and sugar to cooled gelatin mixture.  Mix well.  Pour into a bowl or mold.  Refrigerate until completely set. Place mold in a warm water bath and run a knife around the edges to loosen. Invert onto a serving plate, garnish with parsley and a dollop of sour cream or whipped cream.

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Hey Paula, we make a very similar dish every year. Two differences are we use raspberry gelatin and replace 1/2 cup of water with 1/2 cup of Port wine. Try it some time, bet you'll love it!

By mary bell on December 10, 2013


Paula... so glad to see you have found a way around the cooking network. Always love hearing from you and seeing your food guide on hear and not to mention seeing your beautiful face and your smile. You go girl!

By Fran on November 28, 2013


Paula, my grandmother use to make a cranberry salad grind together 1 bag of fresh cranberries with 2 oranges ( be sure and get the seeds out) then add 1 cup sugar and let set for about 1 hr then desolve 2 jellos 1 red & 1 lemon small box with 2 cups of hot water then add 1 smll can of crushed pineapple (drain juice you can take juice and add to water to make the 2 cups) then dd 1 cup of chopped nuts after this mix everything together and put in mold or a bowl and refrigate I make this every year and a lot of people that don't like cranberries do like this its one of favoritesm

By Mary Jane Blackburn on November 27, 2013


We make this every year for Thanksgiving and Christmas, only we add celery and apples (honeycrips apples). We quadruple it because it is much loved by everyone. You can not go wrong with this!

By Anonymous on November 27, 2013


Mmmmm - Yummmy! Recipes of yours are always delicious, and don't EVER think that we don't ALWAYS LOVE YOU, PAULA DEEN!

By Sharon on June 26, 2013


I enjoy and look forward to watching you on T.V I have your books and use them as a guide and tool for new ideals in my kitchen for my family!

By Dorothy on November 16, 2012


I love watching you on television and writing down your recipes on line. I enjoy your hard work. Sharlene Stearns Boggs PS, I'm also on facebook.

By Sharlene Stearns-Boggs on November 05, 2012


paula, my mom makes this every year for thanksgiving and christmas. and surprisingly, there's never any left overs. i love this site and the food that you fix on food network. keep up the great work.

By gretchentaylor on November 04, 2012


I tried This recipe at Thanksgiving. Everyone loved it even the ones who hated cranberry sauce, cranberry jell, or just cranberry anything. It was a big hit for my little family get together of 23.

By Cathy Snyder on February 05, 2012


My Grandmother made this salad every year for the holiday meals. I forgot about it until I was reading recipe ideas. I have never in my life made jello, so this recipe -using a mold was a bit scary for me. However, I saw this and knew it was the same as my grandmothers, and I was bound and determined to learn. It was actually quite simple. It turned out perfect. I will add this to my traditional holdiay meals from now on...I also used the sweet potato recipe, and will never go back! Paula must have had some wonderful family cooks in her family too!!

By Sylvia Thornton on December 17, 2011


I make this Cranberry Salad every year for every holiday! The only thing different is I put freash Apples in mine and no nuts. I freeze my Cranberries before I make it . It's much easier to crush them up frozen.I make a large bowl of this Cranberry Salad each time because it goes fast and I have never met anyone that didn't like it. Even people like myself that aren't crazy about Cranberries love it! Happy Holidays & stay safe! Hugs Sharon

By Sharon Gerretz on December 07, 2011


love your cranberry relish mold.

By suzanne miller on December 05, 2011


I made this Cranberry Salad for Thanksgiving dinner,it was a delightful change. Everyone raved about it. Thank you...

By Darlene Stevens on December 03, 2011


Paula`` Just read your recipe for CRANBERRY SALADE I have a old recipe that came from West Virginia years ago from a old family friend. It is some what like yours but also has a orange and Celery in it. Its must here for Thanksgiving and Christmas!' ALso Love tou on NATE Show last week, he is so funny Love to watch that show. Love you too! Also looking for a recipe for sweet potatoes, my mom used to make the best sweet potatoes witch brown sugar and BUTTER they were so good tatsted like candy BUT she never wrote any thing down neither did my grand ma was wondering if you had a recipe to share with me! Thanks Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family!

By Linda Piraino on November 13, 2011


is there any way that you can add a converter to your recipes so that it will recalculate for more servings? i do our church dinners and usually plan for 60 each week. i love all your recipes, but sometimes it doesn't work out to try to double or triple the recipe. next week, my menu will be pork loin, brocolli and cheese casserole, rice and fruit salad with poppy seed dressing (homemade), dessert will be banana splits. sound ok?

By nancy price on July 28, 2011


By Anonymous on November 24, 2010


This is an awesomely tasty recipe! It's also good with a dab of orange peel or a tablespoon of orange marmalade.

By Anonymous on November 18, 2010


Phenominal dish!

By Anonymous on December 24, 2009

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