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Cranberry Gelatin Mold

A very handsome (retro) way to serve a crowd. Serve this festive cranberry gelatin mold on a large platter over a bed of lettuce, or spoon out portions onto small plates over lettuce.

By Yankee Magazine

Nov 23 2021

cranberry mold

A wobbly, fruity holiday table classic.

Photo Credit : Aimee Seavey

A very handsome (and retro) way to serve a crowd. Serve this festive cranberry gelatin mold on a large platter over a bed of lettuce, or spoon out portions onto small plates over lettuce.

Cranberry Gelatin Mold | Retro Recipe

Pictured: Cranberry Gelatin Mold without second layer.

Yield:

15-20

First Layer

Ingredients

2 6-oz. packages cherry gelatin
2 cups boiling water
1 16-oz. can whole berry cranberry sauce
1 16-oz. can crushed pineapple with juice
1/2 cup chopped nuts

Instructions

Dissolve gelatin in boiling water, add cranberry sauce, pineapple, and nuts, and mix well. Rinse large glass bowl with cold water, then pour in mixture. Chill until firm.

Second Layer (optional)

Ingredients

1 3-oz. package cherry gelatin
1 cup boiling water
1 cup cranberry juice or cold water
1 cup sour cream

Instructions

For second layer, dissolve gelatin in boiling water, stir in juice or water and sour cream, and mix well. Pour on top of set first layer. Chill until firm.