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Cranberry Salad Recipe Spreads Holiday Cheer

Cranberries – no food says Christmas holiday recipe quite like a cranberry. This Cranberry Salad Recipe is one of my favorites.

Cranberry Salad Recipe Spreads Holiday Cheer

Cranberry Salad Recipe Spreads Holiday Cheer

Yield: 10-12 servings


  • 1 orange, washed
  • 1/2 cup orange juice
  • 12-ounce bag cranberries, washed and picked over
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup celery, diced
  • 1/2 cup pecans, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon key lime juice or lemon juice
  • 3 packages unflavored gelatin (3 tablespoons)
  • 1/2 cup cold water
  • 1/2 cup boiling water


  • Remove stems from orange and cut orange into pieces, leaving peel on. Put orange pieces in a blender with the orange juice and pulverize.

  • Add cranberries and sugar. Pulse to mix but do not completely pulverize. (This part of the salad can be made in advance and stored in the refrigerator).

  • Add celery and nuts and lemon juice. Blend again.

  • Soften gelatin in 1/2 cup cold water. Add 1/2 cup boiling water. Add to cranberry mixture.

  • Spray a four-cup mold with cooking spray. Pour cranberry mixture into mold and chill until set.

  • Unmold onto a pretty dish and garnish with a piping of mayonnaise.
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Virginia Tuttle gave me this recipe. She was happiest when she was cooking and she loved to share. Her recipes live on and I think of her every time I make this tasty Cranberry Salad. Nothing can hold on to our heritage like old recipes.

Cranberry Salad recipe will wow your guests

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Chloe Tuttle, Big Mill innkeeper near Greenville, NC

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Author: Chloe Tuttle

I am a farm girl who sailed the world, returned home to the family farm and opened Big Mill Bed and Breakfast. Join us for a quiet getaway 252-792-8787.

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