Mom’s Simple Cranberry Salad

Mom’s Simple Cranberry Salad

Well, mom told me it came from Laura’s mom – but since Laura’s mom is a mom and the cranberry salad is so very simple, I will still call it “Mom’s Simple Cranberry Salad”. But what you really need to know, besides it’s simplicity and mom origins, is that is tastes REALLY good! And — I bet at least one ingredient will surprise you!

IMG_9946Mom uses one can of jellied cranberry sauce (with no cranberries- but she told me to be sure and tell you that you can use the whole cranberry jellied sauce if you want), mandarin oranges (drained), one can on crushed pineapples (in heavy syrup, undrained), 1 cup of chopped pecans, one large box of any “red-colored” Jello, but she prefers raspberry.

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Prepare the Jello by bringing one cup of water to boil and adding the Jello packet, stirring until sugar and gelatin are completely dissolved.

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Place cranberry sauce in a medium mixing bowl and mash with a potato masher.

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Add pecans and ((undrained)) pineapple.

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Then add the can of ((drained)) mandarin oranges and gently stir in order to keep the mandarin oranges in tact.

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Add the dissolved Jello to the fruit. Stir gently to combine.

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Pour into a pretty bowl and chill until the cranberry salad is chilled or ready to serve.

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Mom shared a couple of tips that I wanted to make sure to include:

  • This salad lasts for about 10 days in the fridge.
  • It is also the perfect dish to take to a family who is receiving meals ((like for the birth of a baby or a death or surgery or just because)). A green salad lasts a day or two tops, but this type of delicious salad lasts over a week.
  • Any red Jello works great, but mom prefers raspberry.  
Simple Cranberry Salad
Serves 10
A simple, delicious version of traditional cranberry salad, with all of the flavors you will expect, orange, pineapple, pecans and of course pecans! With such a simple recipe, you will be tempted to use it from now on!
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Prep Time
10 min
Prep Time
10 min
112 calories
12 g
0 g
7 g
2 g
1 g
55 g
43 g
10 g
0 g
6 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
55g
Servings
10
Amount Per Serving
Calories 112
Calories from Fat 60
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 7g
11%
Saturated Fat 1g
3%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 2g
Monounsaturated Fat 4g
Cholesterol 0mg
0%
Sodium 43mg
2%
Total Carbohydrates 12g
4%
Dietary Fiber 1g
4%
Sugars 10g
Protein 2g
Vitamin A
1%
Vitamin C
4%
Calcium
1%
Iron
2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Ingredients
  1. 1 large box raspberry Jello
  2. 1 cup boiling water
  3. 1 can jellied cranberry sauce
  4. 1 large can pineapple in heavy syrup
  5. 1 c chopped pecans
  6. 1 large can mandarin oranges
Instructions
  1. Add Jello powder to boiling water ((in a small mixing bowl)). Stir to dissolve completely. Add cranberry sauce to a medium mixing bowl and mash with a fork or potato masher to achieve a smooth consistency.
  2. Add pineapple (undrained) and pecans, stirring to combine. Fold in mandarin oranges. Then pour in dissolved Jello. Stir gently to combine, taking care not to break apart the mandarin oranges.
  3. Once the cranberry salad is evenly mixed, pour it into a pretty serving bowl and refrigerate until ready to serve ((or until it is set)).
  4. Serves 8-10 and lasts up to 10 days refrigerated.
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calories
112
fat
7g
protein
2g
carbs
12g
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