How To Make Cranberry Gelatin Salad At Home

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Cranberries are traditionally served in a number of dishes at Thanksgiving! But, Cranberry gelatin salad is the one that can be served as a salad and a dessert. It’s loaded with cranberry flavor, crushed pineapples, and crunchy pecans. So, let’s get ready to stir some fruits into jello and Give our Thanksgiving a wobbly lift. 

Gelatin Salad

Cranberry gelatin salad has a cherry-flavored jello mix for the gelatin, which adds a slight cherry flavor to the salad. This salad is a quick and easy recipe and can be prepared a day before Thanksgiving dinner. Remember to stir the gelatin carefully, as it takes a few minutes to dissolve completely. You can also use cream cheese or other nuts for topping and add some other fruits into the salad.

Now, let’s begin with the recipe for cranberry gelatin salad. The list of equipment is mentioned below, along with the ingredients list. Read the lists before moving on to the recipe instructions. I’m sure your salad will look and taste exactly as described below. But before you read out the entire recipe, check out other appetizing salads from our blog.

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What Equipment Will You Need For Cranberry Gelatin Salad?

  • Bowl- Prep the gelatin mixture in a medium-sized bowl.
  • Spatula- Use a spatula to stir the ingredients into a fine mixture.
  • Spoon- Use a spoon or a spatula to transfer the salad mixture into serving dishes.
  • Refrigerator- Chill the salad in the refrigerator until it sets.
  • Serving Dishes- Refrigerate this salad directly in the serving dishes. 

How Much Time Do You Need To Make Cranberry Gelatin Salad?

Preparation TimeAdditional TimeTotal Time
15 Minutes8 Hours8 Hours 15 Minutes

What Ingredients Will You Need For Cranberry Gelatin Salad?

  • Jello mix- Use two 0.3-ounce packages of the sugar-free cherry flavored Jell-o mix for the gelatin. 
  • Water- Use two cups of boiling water to dissolve the gelatin or the Jell-O mix.
  • Cranberry sauce- Use a can of jellied cranberry sauce for cranberry flavor in the salad. 
  • Pineapple- Drain a can of crushed pineapple for the salad. 
  • Pecans- Garnish the salad with a half cup of chopped pecans. 
Cranberry gelatin salad

Steps To Make Cranberry Gelatin Salad

1. Prep the salad

To a medium-sized bowl, add gelatin. Pour in boiling water and stir until the gelatin is completely dissolved in the water. Now add cranberry sauce and pineapple to the bowl. 

2. Chill and serve

Mix the ingredients in the bowl and transfer the mixture into serving dishes. Refrigerate until it firms. Sprinkle pecans over the salad and serve.

Nutritional Information

Calories119 kcal
Carbohydrates24 g
Protein1 g
Fat3 g
Saturated Fat1 g
Polyunsaturated Fat1 g
Monounsaturated Fat2 g
Cholesterol14 mg
Sodium94 mg
Potassium46 mg
Fiber1 g
Sugar22 g
Vitamin A190 IU
Vitamin C7 mg
Calcium19 mg
Iron1 mg

How Will Cranberry Gelatin Salad Look and Taste?

So, our delicious Thanksgiving salad is ready! This cranberry gelatin salad is filled with the flavors of cranberry, cherry, and pineapple. Chopped pecans on top add nutty flavor and crunch to every bite. Try this salad for Thanksgiving dinner and enjoy it with your family. 

Recipe Card

Cranberry jello salad

Cranberry Gelatin Salad Recipe

Cranberry gelatin salad is a delicious jello salad loaded with cranberry sauce, crushed pineapple, and cherry flavor. It can be enjoyed as a dessert and a fruit salad. Chopped pecans on to top give delicious nutty flavor to the salad. It's a perfect Thanksgiving recipe to be enjoyed with family.
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Prep Time 15 mins
Additional Time 8 hrs
Total Time 8 hrs 15 mins
Course Perky Salads
Cuisine American
Servings 12
Calories 119 kcal


  • Bowl
  • Spatula
  • Spoon
  • Serving Dish


  • 0.6 ounce Jell-O Mix (sugar-free, cherry flavored)
  • 1/2 cup Pecans (chopped)
  • 16 ounce Cranberry Sauce (jellied)
  • 20 ounces Crushed Pineapple (drained)
  • 2 cups Water


  • In a medium-sized bowl, combine boiling water and Jell-O mix. Stir until the gelatin is dissolved in water. Now, add crushed pineapple and cranberry sauce to the bowl and mix them well.
  • Transfer this sauce mixture into the serving dishes and refrigerate until the salad firms. Garnish with chopped pecans and serve.


How To Make Jello Cranberry Pineapple Salad


Calories: 119kcal | Carbohydrates: 24g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Sodium: 20mg | Potassium: 85mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 22g | Vitamin A: 42IU | Vitamin C: 5mg | Calcium: 13mg | Iron: 1mg
Keyword American cuisine, Cranberry Gelatin Salad, Cranberry Sauce
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