Mom's Thanksgiving Cranberry Jello Mold

READY IN: 1hr 20mins
Recipe by Oolala

A MUST for us! A neighbor in Omaha had given this to my Mom in the early'60's and she has made it every Thanksgiving since. Now I make the holiday, so I make the mold! It's very easy. Keep in mind that this has walnuts just in case you have guests who are allergic to nuts. Enjoy! *You can make this 2 days before serving so I will make it on the Tuesday before Thanksgiving and keep it in the mold in the refrigerator and just unmold it before serving.

Top Review by smellicious

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.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a large bowl, dissolve the packages of jello in the hot water.
  2. Add the cold water and the cranberry sauce. Blend well and chill.
  3. Before mixture sets, add apples, celery and nuts and mix well.
  4. Pour into a jello 3 cup mold sprayed lightly with a vegetable oil.
  5. Chill until it sets and invert on a plate when ready to serve. You can garnish with parsley sprigs.

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