Thanksgiving Cranberry Salad Recipe

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  • 2 c. water
  • 1 c. sugar
  • 1 pkg. fresh cranberries
  • 1 sm. pkg. cranberry or cherry gelatin
  • 1 large can crushed pineapple
  • 1 (8-oz.) pkg. cream cheese
  • 3/4 c. chopped pecans


  1. Bring 1 cup water and sugar to boil.
  2. Add fresh cranberries and cook for 5 minutes (or follow directions on cranberry package).
  3. Bring the other cup of water to boil and dissolve gelatin in bowl; set aside to cool for a few minutes.
  4. Pour gelatin into cranberry mixture and stir well.
  5. Pour into 9 x 13-inch dish and refrigerate until gelatin mixture is thick.
  6. Combine pineapple, cream cheese and pecans. Spread over top of gelatin.
  7. Garnish with holly and cherries.


Author: Sister Martha Rose Lange
Date First Published: 05/21/2010
Prep Time: 60 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Yield: 8 to 12 servings

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