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Cranberry Jello Salad

This Cranberry Jello Salad has a wonderful sweet and tart combination of flavors. It's a super easy recipe that uses raspberry gelatin, whole cranberry sauce, pineapple, and pecans. It's a beautiful and festive side dish perfect for your Christmas dinner or holiday meal.
Prep Time20 mins
Chill time2 hrs
Total Time2 hrs 20 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cranberry jello salad
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 462kcal


  • 2 14 oz. cans whole berry cranberry sauce
  • 2 3 oz boxes cranberry or raspberry Jell-O
  • 2 cups orange juice
  • 2 cups crushed pineapple drained (save the juice)

For the Topping:

  • 8 oz. Cool Whip thawed
  • 16 oz. cream cheese softened (2 blocks)
  • 1/2 cup pineapple juice reserved from the can
  • ¼ cup lemon juice
  • Chopped pecans garnish


  • Spray a 9x13 baking dish with non stick cooking spray and set aside.
  • In a small sauce pan, heat orange juice until it just boils.
  • In a glass mixing bowl put the jello powder in the bottom of the bowl. Pour the hot orange juice on top and stir until the jello is completely dissolved.
  • Add the cranberry sauce to the jello mixture and stir until smooth. Stir in the crushed pineapple.
  • Pour the mixture into the casserole dish and refrigerate until set, about 1-2 hours.

Make the Topping:

  • In large mixing bowl beat the cream cheese until smooth. Add pineapple juice and lemon juice and mix to combine. Fold in Cool Whip.
  • Spread mixture on top of chilled cranberry jello layer and top with chopped pecans.


Serving: 1serving | Sodium: 303mg | Calcium: 108mg | Vitamin C: 42mg | Vitamin A: 990IU | Sugar: 58g | Fiber: 2g | Potassium: 349mg | Cholesterol: 67mg | Calories: 462kcal | Monounsaturated Fat: 5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 12g | Fat: 21g | Protein: 7g | Carbohydrates: 66g | Iron: 1mg