A fun, flavorful, refreshing salad combining seasonal favorites: cranberries, apples, and jello! Mmm!
Happy New Year! 2016–woo! It’s fitting that my first recipe of the new year is a festive dish like this. My mom made this salad for our early family Christmas dinner and we devoured it… so naturally, I had to make it for Ben and I to enjoy at home… and for you too! 🙂 I highly suggest making it before the holiday season ends because it’s just so good it can’t wait til next year.
Dishes like this aren’t fancy by any means, but they are one of my favorite parts of a good holiday meal. There’s something so refreshing about the sweetness, simplicity [no cooking required!], and tartness of a side dish like this combining fruit and jello in one marvelous dish! Growing up, we always had some sort of jello dish for every big occasion, but cranberries usually weren’t part of that. But this time… they are. It’s like cranberry relish + jello in one!
one year ago: Chewy Ginger Cookies
two years ago: Sweet Potato Chorizo Chile Mac
three years ago: Chicken Tinga Tacos
four years ago: Crock Pot Cran-Apple Sauce
five years ago: Chicken and Wild Rice Soup
Apple Cranberry Relish Salad
from Taste of Home Magazine, by Edna Means of Iola, Kansas
- 1 small package strawberry gelatin [3 ounces]
- 1 cup boiling water
- 1/2 cup frozen orange juice concentrate
- 1 package fresh/frozen cranberries, chopped [I used a food processor]
- 1 medium apple, peeled and chopped [I used a Granny Smith apple and didn’t peel]
- 1 1/4 cups sugar
In a medium bowl, whisk together strawberry gelatin, boiling water, and orange juice concentrate. When gelatin is dissolved and orange juice is melted, fold in cranberries, apple, and sugar. Stir to combine, then cover and refrigerate at least 4 hours or overnight to set.