Cranberry Salad Recipes

  • BOUNCING BERRY ALERT! White cranberry juice is made from regular cranberries that are harvested before they turn red.

    Cranberry Pear Jello Salad

    1-16 oz can pear halves
    1-3 oz lemon jello
    1 cup boiling water
    1/2 cup ground pecans or walnuts
    1/2 cup dried cranberries
    1 teaspoon vinegar
    1-3 oz pkg cream cheese, softened
    1/8 teaspoon ginger

    Drain pears and set aside syrup. Add water to syrup to make one cup. Set aside.

    Dissolve jello in boiling water and pear juice. Take 2/3 of jello mixture and add 1 teaspoon vinegar. Pour into dessert dish and chill until firm.

    Beat ginger and cream cheese until fluffy and add remaining jello mixture. Fold pears into the cream cheese mixture and add to the jello in the dish.

    Sprinkle with the ground pecans or walnuts, dried cranberries, and chill.

  • BOUNCING BERRY ALERT! Honeybees are sometimes used to pollinate cranberry crops.

    Cranberry Apple Chutney

    1 large can fruit cocktail
    1/2 cup orange juice
    1/2 cup sugar
    1/4 cup light brown sugar
    1/4 cup cider vinegar
    1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
    1/4 teaspoon red pepper
    1/2 teaspoon salt
    2 cups cranberries
    1 cup chopped, unpeeled apples
    1 tablespoon finely chopped candied ginger
    1 small clove garlic, minced
    3/4 cups seedless raisins

    Drain fruit cocktail. Measure 1-1/4 cup syrup; reserve fruit. Combine syrup and next seven ingredients in heavy 3-qt saucepan. Bring to a full boil, stirring often.

    Add cranberries and remaining ingredients.

    Cook until berries pop (about 5 minutes). Stir in fruit cocktail. Simmer, stirring often, until mixture thickens slightly (about 15 minutes).

    Store in refrigerator. Chutney will thicken as it cools. Makes about 2-1/2 pints.

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