Frosted Cranberry Squares

READY IN: 2hrs 15mins
Recipe by 2bizzy

A lovely cranberry salad for the Thanksgiving table. The combination of cream cheese, toasted pecans and cranberry is delicious.

Top Review by chuckfullopunk

glad to see this old favorite, i just moved and can't find my old b&H cookbook! this is great with walnuts instead of pecans also. You can also substitute 1 cup heavy whipping cream, whipped, combined with the cream cheese-not quite as sweet as the whipped topping. Thanks for postinG!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Drain pineapple, reserving syrup.
  2. Add water to syrup to make 1 cup. Heat liquid in a small saucepan until mixture is boiling. Dissolve gelatin in liquid and cool.
  3. Pour liquid into a mixing bowl and gently stir in Ginger Ale; chill til partially set.
  4. Meanwhile, mix pineapple and cranberry sauce. Fold into gelatin mixture.
  5. Turn mixture into 9x9x2 dish. Chill until firm.
  6. Fold cream cheese and whipping topping together until blended. Spread over firm gelatin.
  7. Toast pecans in butter in a 350 oven for about 10 minutes. Cool and sprinkle over top of salad.
  8. Chill. Cut into 9 squares to serve.

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