Family Friendly Cranberry Salad

Family Friendly Cranberry Salad

Cranberry Salad is a Thanksgiving staple. However, not everyone is a fan of the tart flavor, especially the little ones. By adding some crushed pineapple with black cherry Jell-O this will be a family friendly cranberry salad your whole family will love.


Family Friendly Cranberry Salad1 20 oz. can of Crushed Pineapple
1 12 oz. bag of Fresh Cranberries
1 large or 2 small boxes of Black Cherry Jell-O
3 C Water


  1. Bring 3 C Water and whole bag of cranberries to a boil.
  2. Open can of pineapple and drain. Reserve juice.
  3. Combine reserved pineapple juice with enough cold water to make 1 1/2 C.
  4. Place pineapple water in refrigerator until ready for use.Family Friendly Cranberry Salad
  5. When all (or most) of the cranberries have popped remove from heat. (See pic)
  6. Drain cranberries and reserve water.
  7. Combine 1 1/2 C of reserved hot cranberry water with Jell-O. Mix well.
  8. Add cold pineapple/water to Jell-O. Mix well.
  9. Add drained, crushed pineapple. Mix well.
  10. Add drained cranberries. Mix well.
  11. Place in refrigerator for at least four hours or until use.


  • This is the perfect recipe to make ahead of time to save you precious Thanksgiving morning time.
  • This is an very easy recipe to include the kids.


Family Friendly Crandberry Salad

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Family Friendly Cranberry Salad

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