Red Stuff Aka Cranberry Jello Dessert

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I went to a potluck Christmas party and my food to bring was dessert. One gal who was

You can serve it from the bowl or layer it parfait style. Both are pretty.

You can serve it from the bowl or layer it parfait style. Both are pretty.

going has a lot of food allergies so I made a dessert especially for her. It is pretty, easy to make, and who doesn’t like jello? And if I make this for my daughter, I skip the Cool Whip to make it dairy-free.


  • 1 large package. raspberry Jello (sugar free is a tasty alternative)
  • 2 cups boiling water
  • 1 can whole cranberry sauce
  • 1 (8 oz.) can crushed pineapple
  • 1 (8 oz) can mandarin oranges
  • 1 c. chopped pecans or walnuts – toasted are yummiest
  • Cool Whip or whipped cream


  1. Pour boiling water over Jello in a large clear bowl. Stir until dissolved.
  2. Add the cranberry sauce so that it melts into the hot liquid.
  3. Drain juice from oranges and pineapple into a measuring cup, add enough water to the juice to make 1 1/2 cups. Add juice to Jello.
  4. Refrigerate until slightly thickened. Fold in pineapple, oranges, and nuts.
  5. Refrigerate until set.
  6. As you scoop out portions, serve with a dollop of Cool Whip or whipped cream
  7. Or scoop out portions into clear dessert glasses alternating the jello mixture with the Cool Whip.

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  • 1. lynette  |  . at .

    Takes me back to my Mom’s strawberry jello salad with cream cheese balls rolled in walnuts. The cheese balls were tucked inside of the jello.



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