Monday, December 9, 2013

Grandma's Cranberry Salad

My Grandma Shank makes a delicious cranberry salad. If you are wanting something red and festive to grace your Christmas table try this.

It's the real thing- and it's good. No canned cranberry sauce in this recipe.

Refreshing it is.

Grandma's Cranberry Salad

12 oz. bag of fresh cranberries
1 cup water
1 cup sugar
3 sm. boxes of raspberry jello
2 cups hot water
3 cups cold water
6 apples, grated
4 oranges, cubed
2- 20 oz. cans crushed pineapple
1/2 cup celery, chopped fine

In a saucepan cook cranberries, sugar and water until 
cranberries pop open and mixture slightly thickens. 

Dissolve jello in hot water then add cold water. 
Pour into cranberry mixture and mix well.

Fold in apples, oranges, pineapple and celery into cranberry mixture.

Chill overnight until set.

It makes almost 2 gallon. Great recipe for family gatherings.



  1. Hope, I love this salad! We had it for our wedding reception 42 years ago!! The recipe I had didn't have specific amounts, so I'm glad for yours!! Thanks!
    A. Coleen

  2. Your picture is on this page and sourced to you, but the recipe is greatly different.

    I was hoping you could let me know if the oranges should be peeled first. There seem to be differing opinions on the other page, and your recipe seems to have them not peeled, but I'm not really sure.