#Thanksgiving Day Recipe for #Cranberry Salad

Thanksgiving is a special time of year for me – I enjoy time with family and friends and sharing special meals. ingredients for cranberry saladOne of my favorite fall dishes to make is fresh cranberry salad – it tends to be a big hit when I make it, so thought I’d share my recipe. First thing I do is go to my local #WholeFoods Market and purchase the following:

  1. Walnuts (2 cups)
  2. Two green apples
  3. Two 10.5 oz cans mandarin oranges
  4. Two 1.6 oz boxes raspberry gelatin (or 3oz jello)
  5. One bag fresh cranberries


prep ingredients for cranberry saladPrep all your goodies:

  • Drain the juice out of the mandarin oranges into a measuring cup.
  • Chop green apples
  • Chop mandarin oranges in half
  • Cut walnuts into smaller pieces


cranberriesGet the cranberries ready:

  • Check your jello box and see how much liquid is recommended. Cut that in half for this recipe. (If jello box calls for 4 cups of liquid – then use only 2 cups of total liquid).
  • Add water into juice to achieve liquid amount as described above.
  • Place measured juice/water into sauce pan and add cranberries.
  • Heat cranberries in the juice on medium heat until a soft boil is reached.
  • The cranberries are done when you start hearing them pop.


cranberriesGet the gelatin ready:

  • Pour hot cranberries with the juice/water mix into a glass dish.
  • Add gelatin (or jello) by sprinkling it throughout the dish.
  • Stir until gelatin is dissolved.
  • Add chopped mandarin oranges and apples.


Finish up by stirring in the walnuts and chill for one hour.

cranberry dishThis side dish lasts for a few days in the refrigerator so can be made ahead of time as well. Enjoy this cranberry salad recipe and I hope your family enjoys it as much as mine does.

Have a wonderful #Thanksgiving holiday!

Andi Phillips
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