Grandma's Cranberry Salad

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Jul. 23, 2021

Grandma's Cranberry Salad is a must-make holiday side dish! Sweet and tart, this Jell-O cranberry salad is a Thanksgiving tradition the whole family loves.


Cherry jell o
Hot water 1 Cup (16 tbs)
Sugar 1 Cup (16 tbs)
Lemon juice 1 Tablespoon
Drained crushed pineapple 8 Ounce
Pineapple juice 1 Cup (16 tbs)
Ground cranberries 1 Cup (16 tbs)
Orange 1
Pecans 1/2 Cup (8 tbs)



1. Boil the cup of water. Dissolve the Jell-o in the hot water in an 8-inch square pan mix well. Add the sugar, lemon juice, and pineapple juice. Stir to dissolve well.

Note: You can substitute the 8x8 dish and use a 9x13 dish, it seems to gel up a bit better that way.

2. Add the remaining ingredients and mix. Chill overnight.

3. Grandma's Notes: Chop up the pecans first before getting the blender wet. Or you could just buy pre-chopped pecans and save a step. Use the blender or food processor to chop up cranberries, then orange, seeded, and partially peeled. The chopped peel gives it that special zing!


4. Serve and Enjoy!

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: Easy
Servings: 6