CRANBERRY CELEBRATION SALAD RECIPE

This Cranberry Celebration Salad is a copycat version of Kroger’s recipe. It’s super easy and a great addition to any holiday meal.

Cranberry Celebration Salad Recipe

If you love this salad you may want to try out Easy Cranberry Salad. It’s only 3 ingredients and has wonderful reviews.

❤️WHY WE LOVE THIS RECIPE

This recipe is really easy to make and only a handful of ingredients. I know people that wait for this to come out every year so its nice to be able to make your own. Plus you can make this a day in advance and it’s still great. A little goes a long way and it’s wonderful with turkey!

🍴KEY INGREDIENTS

  • Can of Crushed Pineapple
  • Can of Cranberry Sauce with Whole Cranberries
  • Cranberry Juice
  • Lemon Juice
  • Cherry Jell-o Gelatin
  • Walnuts

SWAPS

You can add maraschino cherries to this and some people add celery. Others have used pecans instead of walnuts. Someone commented they added mandarin oranges.

🍽️HOW TO MAKE

This is a very easy dish to prepare and comes together quickly which is always a plus during the holiday season.

COOKING STEPS

Step 1
Drain the pineapple and reserve juice. There won’t be hardly any juice, so don’t be alarmed. Place pineapple juice, cranberry juice, and lemon juice in a pot on the stove. Bring it to a quick boil, stirring the entire time so it doesn’t burn. 

Step 2
Then add in the jello, and continue stirring. Next, add in the cranberry sauce and continue stirring until it is mixed well. Put into a mixing bowl and place in the refrigerator for about 1.5 hours or until it starts to set up.

Step 3
Then add walnuts and pineapple. Stir well. Place back in the refrigerator to set up. This will not set up like jello, but it will harden some. You’ll want to stir it before serving.

🥄SERVE THIS WITH

This dish is best served with cornbread dressing and mashed potatoes! Don’t forget the cathead biscuits, they are a wonderful addition to any holiday.

❓FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Can I add real cranberries?

I’m sure you could add it to the boiling mixture and they would work just fine.

Have you ever frozen this dish?

No, I haven’t. I don’t see why you couldn’t though.

STORING

We just store this in an airtight container in the fridge until time to serve.

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SERVING SIZE

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Cranberry Celebration Salad Recipe

Leigh Walkup
This Cranberry Celebration Salad is a copycat version of Krogers recipe. It's easy to make, delicious and a wonderful addition to any holiday dinner.
4.34 from 15 votes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
1 hour 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 50 minutes
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American, southern
Servings 6

Ingredients
  

  • 1 (15 ounce) can of crushed pineapple
  • 1 (15 ounce) can of cranberry sauce with whole cranberries
  • ½ cup cranberry juice
  • 2 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 3 oz package of Cherry JELL-O gelatin
  • ½ cup walnuts chopped fine

Instructions
 

  • Drain the pineapple and reserve juice. There won’t be hardly any juice, so don’t be alarmed. Place pineapple juice, cranberry juice, and lemon juice in a pot on the stove. Bring it to a quick boil, stirring the entire time so it doesn’t burn.
  • Then add in the jello, and continue stirring. Next, add in the cranberry sauce and continue stirring until it is mixed well.
  • Put into a mixing bowl and place in the refrigerator for about 1.5 hours or until it starts to set up.
  • Then add walnuts and pineapple. Stir well. Place back in the refrigerator to set up. This will not set up like jello, but it will harden some. You’ll want to stir it before serving
Keyword Cranbery Celebration Salad
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