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Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Holiday Cranberry Salad {Marilyn Hunt}

I wouldn't be a true Mormon if I didn't have a jell-o recipe on this blog. This is the one and only jell-o recipe that I love. My mom makes it every Thanksgiving and Christmas because that's what her mom did. And because it's SO good. It's that dish that I saw growing up and was like "ew" because of the celery and nuts (oh, how I hated nuts) IN the jell-o. Then, thankfully, I matured. Recipe from my grandmother, Marilyn Hunt.

21.5 oz. can crushed pineapple
6 oz. pkg cherry jell-o
¾ cup sugar
2 cup hot water
1/2 cup cold water
1- 2 tablespoons lemon juice
1 lb (1 ½ cup) ground raw cranberries
1 cup chopped celery
1/2 cup broken walnuts
1 small orange (cut off ends, cut into pieces and process in food processor)

Drain pineapple, reserve syrup.  Combine jell-o & sugar, dissolve in hot water.
Add cold water, lemon juice & pineapple syrup. 

Chill till partially set… then add remainder of ingredients and chill till firm.   



  1. this is EXACTLY the jello recipe that I grew up on. both my mom and grandma made it in the 60's and 70's. it must have appeared in Better Homes and Gardens or something ...

  2. you probably nailed it... or one they clipped out of the newspaper!


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