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Layered Cranberry Gelatin Salad

Light and tangy, this gelatin is guaranteed to please. Kids go crazy for the marshmallow-cream cheese layer on top. —Irma Senner, Dixmont, Maine
  • Total Time
    Prep: 20 min. + chilling
  • Makes
    12 servings


  • 1 package (3 ounces) cranberry or raspberry gelatin
  • 1 cup boiling water
  • 1 can (14 ounces) whole-berry cranberry sauce
  • 1 package (3 ounces) lemon gelatin
  • 1 cup boiling water
  • 3 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 1/3 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 can (8 ounces) crushed pineapple, undrained
  • 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream, whipped
  • 1 cup miniature marshmallows
  • 2 tablespoons chopped pecans


  • In a small bowl, dissolve cranberry gelatin in boiling water; stir in cranberry sauce until blended. Transfer to an 8-in. square dish. Refrigerate until set.
  • In another bowl, dissolve lemon gelatin in boiling water. Beat cream cheese and mayonnaise until smooth; stir into the lemon gelatin with the pineapple. Refrigerate until slightly thickened, about 2 hours.
  • Fold the cream, marshmallows and pecans into cream cheese mixture. Spread over cranberry layer. Refrigerate for 4 hours or until set.
Nutrition Facts
1 piece: 239 calories, 12g fat (5g saturated fat), 24mg cholesterol, 100mg sodium, 32g carbohydrate (26g sugars, 1g fiber), 2g protein.

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  • Robert
    Nov 2, 2020

    I have a recipe book from thirty some years ago with this recipe in it that I inherited from my grandma. Love it!

  • JaneDough24
    Oct 27, 2020

    I admit it I couldn't wait until Thanksgiving to make this. I remember my mother making this for Thanksgiving and Christmas. Mine turned out delicious and I am happy I found this recipe, as my mother's was lost. She made it from memory!!! Thank you.????????????

  • Ani Hernandez
    Jan 25, 2011

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