Souder Family Cranberry Jello Salad

Total Time
Prep 40 mins
Cook 0 mins

Its not Thanksgiving for me unless I have cranberry jello salad. This recipe comes from my mother's side of the family and has been a tradition at Souder Thanksgiving meals for as long as I have been alive. Super easy and delicious! Cooling and chilling take several hours, so prepare at least a day before you plan on serving. I always double the recipe; if you do this, split between at least two containers before chilling or it will take forever to set. (Its still good if it doesn't set!)

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cook cranberries and sugar in 1 1/2 cups of water until cranberries have popped (split open).
  2. Pour raspberry gelatin mix into cooked cranberries and stir until dissolved.
  3. Add 2 cups cold water and let cool for 2 hours.
  4. If desired, transfer to a serving bowl or storage container.
  5. Mix in celery, walnuts and undrained crushed pineapple.
  6. Chill in refrigerator until firm, approximately 3 - 4 hours, overnight is ideal.
Most Helpful

I agree this the very best salad ever, thank you for sharing

betsy222 December 18, 2009

This is the best cranberry salad. I don't care for citrus which is a common ingredient in cranberry recipes. Thanks for sharing.

shore_515 December 17, 2009

When I was little I ate nothing but mashed potatoes and Cranberry Salad at Thanksgiving. I love, love this salad. I'm sure it will be come a family favorite at Thanksgiving for many!

erinstoy December 17, 2009