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cranberry jello salad

Cranberry Jello Salad

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 3 hours
Servings: 7 People
Calories: 352kcal
Author: Shannon Johanson
The holidays are not the holidays without the super fresh and delicious taste of homemade Cranberry Jello Salad. Don't get caught during the holidays without it.


Base layer

  • 1 8 oz package cream cheese softened
  • 1 3 oz package cherry raspberry or cranberry (if you can find it) jello gelatin powder
  • 1 cup boiling hot water
  • 1 can whole cranberry sauce
  • 1-1/4 cups crushed pineapple in juices
  • ½ cup cucumber diced
  • ½ cup heavy cream whipped


  • 1 8 oz package cream cheese
  • 1 container cool whip topping frozen
  • 2 Tablespoons sugar
  • ½ cup chopped glazed pecans optional


Base layer

  • Pour boiling water over jello in a small mixing bowl, whisk until jello dissolves.
  • In a large mixing bowl place softened cream cheese and pour hot jello over the top. Beat until smooth and chill for 45 minutes.
  • Fold in pineapple (with juices), chopped cucumber, cranberry sauce, and whipped cream. Mix well and pour into a jello mold or 11x7 (2 qt) casserole dish. Let chill 2 hours uncovered.


  • Beat together cream cheese, cool whip, and sugar. Spread evenly over chilled jello and store in refrigerator. When ready to serve, top with chopped glazed pecans. (optional)


Calories: 352kcal | Carbohydrates: 14g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 31g | Saturated Fat: 18g | Cholesterol: 104mg | Sodium: 262mg | Potassium: 151mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 13g | Vitamin A: 1239IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 86mg | Iron: 1mg