Thanksgiving and Christmas just wouldn't be the same for us without lots of cranberry dishes. I made this for Thanksgiving about 14 years ago for the first time and it's been in demand for every family Thanksgiving gathering since. Hope you enjoy it as much as we do!
- Ready In:
- 2hrs 20mins
- 1 cup cranberry juice cocktail
- 1 (3 ounce) package raspberry Jell-O gelatin
- 1 (16 ounce) can jellied cranberry sauce
- 1 cup heavy cream, whipped
- In a saucepan, heat cranberry juice cocktail to boiling.
- Remove from heat.
- Stir in raspberry jello until dissolved.
- Stir in cranberry sauce.
- Chill until mixture is thickened.
- Fold in whipped cream and pour into serving dishes (or decorative serving bowl).
- Chill until firm.
- Garnish with additional whipped cream, if desired.
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I made this for Christmas 2007 (sorry, just now remembered to rate this). I wish I could give this 10 stars, it was excellent! I did have trouble getting all of the jellied cranberry sauce to melt, but that was OK, I put it through a sieve to keep the chunkier pieces out (I think it would've been too tart with the entire 16 oz's anyway). I stuck the jello mixture in the freezer while I was making the whipped cream, then I folded in some of the whipped cream in with the jello mixture and then layered mousse and extra whipped cream in large wine gobblets. It looked beautiful and my father-in-law who complains about every single thing he eats (unless it's Popeye's chicken) asked for seconds. Warning though, very rich (esp. with the extra whipped cream). Will definitely make for Thanksgiving/X-mas. Thank you for sharing!Reply
This was a very pretty mousse and yes it is very sweet; I would not add sugar to this recipe at all. After being left in the refrigerator all night it was still not as stiff as I am accustomed to with mousse in general. I am sure by adding a few stiff egg whites the texture would be much improved.Reply
Made this for Thanksgiving and my family loved it! I made this using Unsweetened Cranberry Juice & Cranberry flavored jello. I also folded in 1/2 cup fresh cranberry orange sauce at the end for a little added texture. Somehow we missed the bowl when setting the table but that didn't stop them after dinner from getting a spoonful everytime they walked by. It finally came out of the fridge for good and was served as dessert. My 1 year old DGD especially loved it. Thanks for sharing such a great recipe that has found a permanent home in our holiday dinners!Reply