Steph’s Recipes: Cranberry Crunch Jello Salad

This Cranberry Jello Salad has Crunch.  Delicious!

This Cranberry Jello Salad has Crunch. Delicious!

Helen brought this salad to a Christmas potluck a few years back.  Delicious.  We all wanted the recipe.  I had not had Jello Salad since childhood.  It wasn’t my favorite growing up.  Then again, I had never had a jello salad with fresh cranberries, chopped celery and walnuts adding crunch.  This recipe is a keeper in our family.  It’s great around holidays.  Good with pork roast or poultry.



1 cup fresh cranberries, ground (measure before grinding)

2 3-ounce packages cherry Jell-O

2 cups boiling water

1 cup cold pineapple juice (juice from canned pineapple plus water to make a cup)

½ cup sugar

2 tablespoons lemon juice, fresh or bottled

1 9-ounce can pineapple tidbits

¾ cup celery

½ fresh orange, chopped

½ teaspoon orange peel, grated

½ cup walnuts, chopped


1.         Grind fresh cranberries.

2.         Dissolved Jell-O in boiling water; add pineapple juice.

3.         Add sugar and lemon juice; stir until sugar is dissolved.

4.         Cool Jell-O and add pineapple, celery, cranberries, orange orange peel and walnuts.

5.         Pour into a serving bowl and chill to set.

Double recipe for 9 x 13 pan.

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  1. My wife is diabetic and loves this salad! However, we can’t find how many carbohydrates or calories are in 1 cup. The amount of insulin she injects is based on the carbohydrate intake. Your help would be greatly appreciated!

    • Hello,

      How many carbohydrates or calories are in the 1 cup of what?
      Fresh cranberies? I can look this up for you. It’s proably on the package or fresh cranberries in the stores.



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