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Christmas Cranberry Salad

You might find that this yummy gelatin salad is one side dish pretty enough to steal top billing! It's cool, crunchy and refreshing and adds a splash of Christmas color to any table. Garnish with lettuce, orange slices and sugared cranberries.
  • Total Time
    Prep: 20 min. + chilling
  • Makes
    12 servings


  • 1-1/2 cups chopped fresh or frozen cranberries
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 packages (3 ounces each) orange or lemon gelatin
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups boiling water
  • 1-1/2 cups cold water
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1 medium navel orange, peeled and diced
  • 1/2 cup chopped almonds
  • Lettuce leaves


  • In a small bowl, combine cranberries and sugar; set aside. In a large bowl, dissolve gelatin and salt in boiling water. Stir in the cold water, lemon juice, cinnamon and cloves. Cover and chill for 1 hour.
  • Stir in the orange, almonds and cranberry mixture. Pour into a 6-cup ring mold coated with cooking spray. Cover and refrigerate for 3-4 hours or until set. Invert onto a lettuce-lined serving plate.

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