Cranberry and Cream Cheese Salad

And now we begin our week of cranberry recipes. Cranberries rank as one of my favorite fruits. Unfortunately, finding them out of season proves difficult. So, enjoy them now.

Cranberry and Cream Cheese Salad

1 pkg orange jello
1 pt hot water
1/3 cup sugar
1 teasp. vinegar
2 cups cranberries
1 3-oz cream cheese

Dissolve gelatine in hot water, add sugar, salt, vinegar and set aside to cool and thicken. Run cranberries through food grinder (or processor) twice. Add to gelatin. Mash the cheese fine and add to gelatin mixture. Beat with rotary beater until well blended. Chill. Serve on lettuce.


  1. My Mom (she’s 81 now) still makes a close variation of this recipe every Christmas. I didn’t care for it when I was young, but now I’d be crushed if it wasn’t served.

  2. Sal-I know how that is…there are a number of things I wouldn’t have a holiday without that I hated as a child.

  3. This sounds very good. I am always looking for different cranberry jello salads. I make one for Thanksgiving and Christmas.

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