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  • 2 cups - fresh cranberries, ground
  • 2 cups - sugar
  • 2 packages - raspberry Jell-O
  • 2 cups - water
  • 1 cups - chopped nuts
  • 1 cups - chopped celery
  • 1 cups - chopped apples
  • 2/3 cups - crushed pineapple
  • Directions:

    Grind fresh cranberries in a food processor and place them in a bowl. Add sugar and let stand.

    (You can also use the food processor to coarsely chop the apples, celery and nuts).

    Dissolve Jell-O in boiling hot water (remove hot water from burner before adding Jell-O), stirring until completely dissolved. Let cool, but not thicken. Add to cranberry mixture and stir well.

    Mix in the nuts, celery, apples and pineapple.

    Pour cooled mixture into a pretty crystal bowl and refrigerate. Serve from that bowl or store in covered plastic bowl and spoon into a serving bowl when ready to serve.

    Keeps well for up to one week in the refrigerator. Also freezes well; simply thaw a day or two before serving.

    Brief Description

    A family tradition - cranberry salad in a jell-o base with cranberries, nuts, celery, apples and pineapple.

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    Category:  Salads

    Cuisine:  American

    Prep Time: 40 min
    Cook Time: 5 min


    A family favorite around the holidays; Grandma says she always tosses in a hand full extra of the chopped nuts.


    Dorotha Barnwell - Cooking Favorites of Chualar

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    December 5, 2018

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