Molded Cranberry-Orange Salad
Total TimePrep: 20 min. + chilling
Just very similar to our really old recipe, only we don't use any celery. EVER! But our recipe calls for pineapple bits. And no, we never peel the orange . Just be sure when you add the sugar to wait until it dissolves before proceeding. This one step is important. Whether using one of our vintage copper molds or using the oblong Pyrex dish, it's a pretty dessert and we never have any left over.
how long do i have to leave it out for the mold to get that color? i am getting very hungery
I can’t express how many times I’m asked to make this. Every year when I go to Texas for Thanksgiving, the first I’m asked “Your making your salad, right” I’m afraid if I say “no” I won’t be invited. I wish I could show you my picture of my dish.
I have been making this for years, but slightly different. I use two oranges, one peeled, one not peeled. I use a food processor to blend everything. The tartness of the orange rind offsets the sweetness of the sugar. Love this Thanksgiving favorite!
This is my all time favorite cranberry dish for the holidays. It just isn't Thanksgiving or Christmas without it.
I made this for Thanksgiving and followed the recipe exact. We all liked the flavors and it was beautiful but we were all in agreement that it was to sweet. The next time I make this I will decrease the sugar or omit it all together. I think the raspberry jello already sweetened enough.
This is a must for the holidays with my family they insist on it. But I see they don’t have the orange peel include it in with the recipe. I always make it with the orange peel through the processor
Dumb question...how much whipped cream in place of celery 'garnish'. And...where
I use 2 packs of jello. I sometimes use grapes in place of apples for a different taste, I use all fruit just chopped. Yummy both ways!! I haven't made this for some time. Thanks Carol for the reminder.
This is the "go-to" recipe for holidays. My Irish Gram used the old fashioned grinder that one would have to attach to a counter and wind, for chopping the cranberries and oranges. She also used the peel of the oranges. This was at least 60 years ago. Great salad/desert along with great memories. I'm making this for Christmas in the tree mold, with a dab of mayo for garnish. Old school. Thanks Carol Mead!