Tuesday, December 15, 2009

My Aunt's Cranberry Salad

This recipe came from my aunt, sometime after this picture was taken! That's her and my dad a few years back. Anyway, this is a must have for me at Christmas.

Cranberry Salad

Chop 1/2 of a bag of fresh cranberries and sprinkle with sugar. Allow to sit while you proceed with the recipe.

Dissolve 2-3oz or 1-6oz package of Black Cherry Jello (if you can find it, cherry will do in a pinch) in 2 cups of boiling water. Let this stand in the fridge until it is the consistency of egg whites. At this time, add the chopped cranberries, 1 large can crushed pineapple and the juice, 1-2 chopped apples, depending on the size and 1/2 cup chopped pecans. Stir this well and pour into a 9 x 13 casserole and refrigerate until set.

For the topping, combine 1-8 oz package softened cream cheese, 1 small container vanilla yogurt, 1/3 cup powdered sugar and 1 tsp vanilla. I use a hand mixer for this to get all the lumps out. Spread over the Jello mixture and, if desired, sprinkle with chopped pecans.

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