Thursday, December 22, 2011

~Cranberry Supreme Salad~

I love cranberries!  Especially during the holiday season.  For years, I would try different cranberry salads, relishes and even just straight out of the can cranberry sauce for our Thanksgiving and Christmas dinners, but my family didn't care for any of them.  Well, this last Thanksgiving, I decided to try a new recipe; one that has been in my collection for years.  And wouldn't you know it?  My family loved it and claimed that it was a keeper and, in fact, wanted it again for our family Christmas dinner!!  In the past, I always passed it by because I didn't think they would like some of the ingredients in it.  Go figure. :/

Since it was such a big hit with the family, I thought maybe you and your family would like it as well.  At the end of the recipe, there is a printable version so that you may add it to your own collection of recipes.

This beautiful salad photo came with the recipe.  Mine never looks this good!
Cranberry Supreme Salad
1 pkg. (3 oz) raspberry gelatin
2 cups boiling water, divided
1 can (16 oz) whole-berry cranberry sauce
1 pkg (3 oz) lemon gelatin
1 pkg (3 oz) cream cheese, softened
1/3 cup mayonnaise
1 can (8-1/2 oz) crushed pineapple, undrained
1 cup whipping cream
1 cup miniature marshmallows

Dissolve the raspberry gelatin in one cup of boiling water; stir in the cranberry sauce.  Pour into an oiled 1-1/2  quart round mold.  Chill until partially set.  Dissolve the lemon gelatin in the remaining boiling water; set aside.  Mix the cream cheese and mayonnaise together blending well; gradually add the lemon gelatin.  Stir in the undrained pineapple.  Chill until partially set.  Whip the cream until thickened; fold into the lemon mixture.  Stir in the marshmallows.  Spread this on top of the cranberry layer.  Chill until set.

When ready to serve, carefully work a knife around the edge of the mold to loosen the gelatin mixture.  Place your serving platter on top.  Holding the platter and mold securely, flip the whole thing over.
Yield:  12 servings
** If the gelatin does not drop from the mold completely, place a hot, damp towel on top for 15 to 30 seconds to soften it enough to loosen it from your mold.

Click the phrase, Cranberry Supreme Salad, to obtain the printable version of this recipe.  Enjoy!!

It's beginning to look alot like Christmas ~


Maura @ Lilac Lane Cottage said...

Hi Velma...oh goodness this looks SO good!!! I'm going to print that recipe out and I just may make it for Christmas Dinner...I can almost taste the cranberries! I hope you're having fun getting the last minute items checked off your list...don't forget to check it twice! Merry Christmas to you my Blogging friend :)
Maura :)

Shannon@Cozy Home Scenes said...

Velma, my mouth is watering right now as I look at that salad. The pineapple, cream cheese and cranberries sound like a good combination. I hope you have a great time with all your family. Merry Christmas!!!-----Shannon

The Polka Dot Closet said...

I can see why your family loves this that looks great! Thank you for sharing it!

Merry Christmas to you and your family, you will have so much fun with your grandbabies! I can't wait to see what you were busy sewing for them. I hope I have girl grandbabies LOL!


Brittney said...

Can't wait for it again!! Yummy in my tummy!!

Cindy said...

Hi Velma,
That does sound really yummy! I want to try it out.
Hugs, Cindy


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