Cranberry-Raspberry Jello Salad

Cranberry-Raspberry Salad is the traditional salad for Christmas Eve dinner. Farmer Fred and I host about 25 people for Christmas Eve dinner every year. However this year with COVID and the social distancing it is looking like I will have salad leftover. This is my favorite Christmas eve salad and I am delighted to have enough left over to enjoy it on Christmas day also. For another Christmas Eve dinner favorite try my Corn Souffle. 

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What is in Cranberry-Raspberry Salad?

The Cranberry Raspberry salad recipe is from my neighbor across the street. She brings it every year for Christmas Eve Dinner. This year, she isn’t coming because of COVID. So, she sent over the recipe. I am so blessed to have such wonderful neighbors. The recipe is super easy and simple, another SIS (simple is smart) recipe.  

You will need raspberry jello, whole cranberry sauce, canned pineapple, and some walnuts for this salad. That is all.  

cranberry raspberry salad in a bowl.

How To Make Cranberry-Raspberry Salad?

  1. You need 6 ounces of raspberry jello, one large box or two small boxes. Dissolve the jello with hot water in a bowl large enough for the salad.  
  2. Stir in the wholeberry cranberry sauce.  
  3. Drain the pineapple and add it to the jello.  
  4. Let the jello set up for 2-3 hours in the fridge. It will be soft.  
  5. Once the jello is set, stir it up and add the chopped nuts. The jello should be firm enough to keep the nuts, pineapple, and cranberries from settling to the bottom of the bowl.  
  6. Chill overnight and keep refrigerated until ready to serve. 

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Cranberry-Raspberry Jello Salad

Cranberry-Raspberry salad is a jello based salad. If a festive, easy, and popular salad for the holidays.
Servings 8
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes


  • 6 ounces raspberry jello (200g)
  • 1 can whole cranberries (435g)
  • 6 ounces crushed pineapple(300g)
  • 2 cups boiling water(454g)
  • cup chopped walnuts (40g)


  • Dissolve the raspberry jello with the hot water in a large bowl.
  • Add the cranberries and pineapple. Stir to dissolve.
  • Chill for 2-3 hours in the fridge.
  • Add the chopped walnuts. Stir to mix. The cranberries sink to the bottom and the pineapple floats, so you want to stir it up once the jello has set up for 2 - 3 hours. Add the chopped walnuts
  • Chill overnight before serving.



Mix in some whipped cream or top with whipping cream before serving.  
Calories: 244kcal
Course: Salad, Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cranberry raspberry salad, cranberry salad, easy, healthy, holiday salad, jello salad


Serving: 0.5cup | Calories: 244kcal | Carbohydrates: 46g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 116mg | Potassium: 85mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 43g | Vitamin A: 34IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 15mg | Iron: 1mg
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