Mom's ' Molded' (Jello) Salad

Total Time
5hrs 10mins
Prep 10 mins
Cook 5 hrs

I hate the term 'molded salad' - it sounds like something green & fuzzy. This is my mother's Jello salad recipe. Most people I know will turn up their nose when I say Jello salad but there are never leftovers. Hmmmm...... I'm not positive on the exact ounces - small boxs of jello, big can of cranberry & small can of pineapple. This multiplies easily & can be made several days ahead & kept refrigerated.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Dissolve Jello in boiling water. Add cranberry & mix well.
  2. Refrigerate until almost solidly jelled. Add undrained pineapple & 1 cup cold water. Pour into a large pan or mold & refrigerate until set.
  3. Serve with dressing.


Most Helpful

Waaaaaaay too sweet for my taste, sorry...

MrsK December 27, 2009

I love 'jello' & when I can pair that with cranberry, well . . . OUTSTANDING! My mom used to make something like this, but never used the cranberry sauce (something I like)! I made this exactly as written & really enjoyed it, BUT another time I might just substitute cold cranberry juice for the 1 cup of cold water ~ We'll see! However that works out, this is certainly a keeper of a recipe! Thank you so much for sharing it! [Tagged, made & reviewed in Ramadan Recipe Tag 2009]

Sydney Mike August 29, 2009

This was a little sour for my taste so I added a little Splenda to the mix. The final result had an interesting taste. Made for Ramadan Tag

Nasseh September 11, 2008

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