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.