13 Reviews

I can't believe someone else has my family's favorite jello recipe! We've been making it for decades and Thanksgiving wouldn't be complete without it. I use any red jello and usually mix cherry and stawberry and omit the apple. Toast the walnuts in the microwave for a minute or two and the skins won't be bitter. Cool before adding. This is Thanksgiving in one bite and makes a great side dish or dessert. Thanks for submitting it.

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smellicious November 25, 2006

This has long been one of my favorite salads at Thanksgiving and Christmas. Tip: Add the canned cranberry sauce to the hot jello BEFORE adding cold water so that the cranberry sauce dissolves more easily. I like to serve squares of this jello salad on a lettuce leaf with a dollop of sour cream.

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Cookin'Diva December 22, 2009

This was very good..everyone liked it. I made a topping of ¾ whipped cream and ¼ mayo to go with it.

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Teri November 26, 2010

I was looking for the Jello salad that my Mother in law would always make for Christmas and this is it. I brought back memories of many good times. Thank you for posting a great recipe.

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Bunlady November 24, 2007

This recipe is very much like the Cranberry Jello Mold I had every Thanksgiving growing up. My Mother passed away in 2007 and a lot of her recipes and things disappeared. I followed the recipe as written with the exception of using raspberry Jello. It is Tuesday before Thanksgiving and I just put the mold into the frig to completely set. It is delicious. The apples, celery and walnuts really enhance this recipe. Thank you so much. I will continue to use only this recipe...

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la cucina chef November 26, 2013

Thank you! Although I have not checked this year, I have tried to find this on the Jello website for multiple years! A slice of my childhood reclaimed! You are right, this is a must for Thanksgiving and Christmas.

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shamrocktrish October 27, 2013

OH! This is wonderful! I don't use the black cherry, I use the cranberry or raspberry jello flavor. The combination of nuts, apples and celery is so refreshing! I make this all year round, but always @ Thanksgiving!

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Gr8full One September 12, 2010

I made this last year and thought I lost the recipe.. Thank god it was still here my family has been talking it up since last Thanksgiving.. Thanks

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candisells November 20, 2007

This is the only cranberry recipe I use and it's delicious! For a tangy sweet topping try mixing equal parts mayonnaise and whipped cream. It sounds like it'd be gross but it's fantastic. Glad this recipe is here!

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CPaigeC November 10, 2007

This recipe was great. We will make it a family special next year too. Thanks again, Jim.

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Jim McGonagle November 26, 2006
Mom's Thanksgiving Cranberry Jello Mold