Classic Cranberry Salad

READY IN: 12hrs 30mins
Recipe by NoSpringChicken

My husband's family has been using this traditional and delicious salad for holiday dinners for five generations. The women used to grind the cranberries and the orange in a food grinder, which was a messy job! Thank goodness for food processors! It can be made up to three days before serving, which is always a help when we are cooking for those holiday meals. Keep covered in refrigerator. Cook time is for chilling.

Top Review by Gold Medal Flower

It isn't Thanksgiving without this salad! Since Janice Mitchell is my Mother I asked her to post this recipe because as she said, my Grandmother used to make it, and I can still see her grinding those cranberries and oranges. She'd get them on her apron and you could just see her try her best not to curse up a storm! It's a great salad, please give it a try! And thanks Mom!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Dissolve gelatin in boiling water; set aside.
  2. In food processor, chop the cranberries while still frozen.
  3. Add to the gelatin with 1 1/2 cup of sugar, stir to combine.
  4. In food processor, chop orange chunks until finely chopped; add to cranberry mixture.
  5. Stir in grape halves and pecans.
  6. Pour into decorative bowl or mold and chill overnight.
  7. Adjust sugar, if necessary.

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