How To Make Cranberry Salad

How To Make Cranberry Salad

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This is a unique cranberry salad by Allrecipes on YouTube that is made for a side dish during Thanksgiving or the holidays. It’s unique because the layers of the creamy whipped cream and cranberry sauce would give off a dessert taste. This is a great recipe, and I want to make this for my Thanksgiving dinner this year, and it looks healthy. The fresh cranberries with the fruit juices look super refreshing, and I am used to seeing canned cranberries so this is different to me. I feel like I would eat so much of this as a dessert separately. I’m already puckering my mouth because I can imagine how tart the fresh cranberries are. However, this recipe is mixed in with a lot of other ingredients. I think it’s interesting to add chopped peanuts for some crunchy texture with a smooth consistency.



  • 1 (12 oz) package fresh cranberries
  • 1 cup white sugar 
  • 1 (6 ounces) package red Jell-O® mix
  • 1 (8 oz) can crush pineapple, drained
  • 3/4 cup orange juice
  • 1 apple with peel, grated
  • 1 cup chopped pecans
  • 1 cup whipping cream
  • 1 (8 oz) package cream cheese, softened 


First, process the cranberries in a food processor or blender. Pour sugar over cranberries, and stir to dissolve. Boil 3/4 cup of water and stir the gelatin until dissolved. Stir the cooled gelatin into cranberries, and add pineapple, orange juice, apple, and pecans. Mix well, and refrigerate overnight.

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Next, beat the cream cheese until it’s smooth then add the heavy whipping cream. In a glass serving dish, assemble and layer half of the cranberry mixture, then the whipped cream mixture, and the remaining cranberry mixture.

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Overall, cranberry sauce was never a thing I had growing up, but I love how tart and sweet it is. Cranberry can be bitter sometimes, but the cream would balance out the flavors.

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