Cranberry Marble Mold

"We usually have this just at Thanksgiving, but if you like cranberry sauce. Is great for Picnics & social gathering !"
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  • Dissolve, gelatin in boiling water,stir in pineapple,Chill until partially set.
  • Fold in cranberry sauce.
  • Spoon into a 8x8x2 inch pan.
  • Spoon sour cream on top.
  • Stir through to marble, chill until firm.

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  1. My family and I enjoyed this as part of a holiday meal today. Its cheerful color and refreshing flavor provide a nice accent to a meal. I used 1 cup well-drained finely cut canned pineapple, instead of crushed pineapple, which seemed to work fine. The sour cream was a little hard to stir it in. Next time I think I'll try whipping it first. Thank you for a good recipe, Poker.
  2. I thought this was very good - not too sweet kind of tangy. I only made a few changes sugar free jello and low fat cream cheese. I wasn't sure if you dumped the pineapple in with or without the juice so I went for it with the juice. Yummy. Mixed reviews at the table and some thought this would be great with raspberry jello - maybe Christmas
  3. I made this today for our Thanksgiving tomorrow. My husband and I both had to taste it tonight and it was absolutely wonderful. I'm so glad I choose this recipe. I added about 3/4 cups of chopped pecans but otherwise stayed with the recipe. Thanks Poker for a great recipe.
  4. Our family has made this jello mold for Thanksgiving (in lieu of cranberry sauce) for 50+ years with some slight differences that also cut down prep time & make it simpler. Our recipe is for double all the amounts, but add an additional cup of sour cream for 3 total; include the juice from the canned pineapple; and use any kind or mixed kinds of red gelatin (cranberry, black cherry, raspberry, etc.) but add to the dissolved gelatin another 1/2 package of Knox gelatin first softened in hot water. Then we mix all ingredients together at once, rather than partially chilling/setting before adding sour cream. You have to stir a lot; the sour cream will mostly dissolve though there will be some small curds that you can't dissolve. The result is a pretty pink mold studded with fruit in which there aren't any clear gelatin patches. Chill overnight. This makes enough for one large and one small mold or two medium-sized.
  5. I tried this out on Thanksgiving Day and it did not disappoint! It was delicious!! I used fat free sour cream and sugar free jello. Thanks so much for this great recipe. Everyone loved it!


  1. This has been in my family for almost 60 years now. Strawberries over cranberries. I wonder about if you could do both? 50/50 3 packages strawberry Jell-O 1 can of crushed pineapple 1 package frozen strawberries thawed 16 oz sour cream (no light or fat free) does not set as well 1. Dissolve jello in 3 cups of boiling water. Stir until completely dissolved Add in 1.5 cups of cold water Add in one can of crushed pineapple Mix in package of thawed strawberries- if berries are large you can chop them up a bit, but once thawed they sometimes fall apart on their own. 2. Spray a light mist of Pam in Jell-O mold 3. Pour half of the above mixture into a Jell-O mold and chill until set (leave second half of mixture on counter so that it does not set!!) 4. Once chilled spread with a layer of sour cream-may not need it all 5. Pour on remaining Jell-O mixture and chill until firmly set. 6. If you are creative and have patience you can do thirds of the mixture and repeat steps to have two layers of sour cream! ENJOY
  2. doubled recipe; include juice in crushed pineapple; added some Knox gelatin to help it set more firmly; combined all ingredients at once rather than partially chilling in layers


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