It’s that time of year again. The holiday season is here. One of my mom’s favorite holiday dinner side-dishes was Cranberry Salad. This is her recipe, and while I would prefer something without jello, I just can’t bring myself to break her tradition.
1 package fresh cranberries
1 small can crushed pineapple, drained
1 orange, peeled and seeded
1 cup of sugar
4 oz. walnuts, chopped
2 small packages Strawberry Jello
3 cups water
In a food processor, pulse the cranberries and orange until finely minced. Place in a large bowl and add the pineapple, sugar, and walnuts.
In a small sauce pan, bring 2 cups of water to a boil. Remove from heat and add the strawberry jello whisking until completely dissolved. Add 1 cup of cold water and stir well. Pour this into the cranberry mixture mixing well. Pour into a 9 x 13 dish and refrigerate overnight.
My aunt also used this recipe but she used one strawberry and one orange jello. She also substituted pecans for the walnuts.
Happy Thanksgiving! and Merry Christmas!