At Thanksgiving, one of my sons told me that he only liked the jellied cranberry sauce that comes out in the shape of the can and you slice it and serve it. So, I served a couple of cans of it at our feast, but apparently only 1 or 2 other people liked it and I ended up with more than a full can left over. Well, you know me, I can't stand to let things go to waste. I brainstormed and this very Christmas-like Salad is what I came up with.
I tried to video myself making it, Ha Ha! That didn't work out very well, so you are going to have to put up with my pictures and directions. But, here is the printable recipe:
This recipe makes a lot of salad! Maddy thought it sounded gross when I described my idea to her. She doesn't really like cranberry sauce at all. But after I made it, she was eating it by the bowlful. The Cherry Jello and the cherry pie filling help the cranberry taste to be just a tart hint as you eat it, then every so often you get a nice cherry surprise or a mandarin orange burst of flavor. Now that I have made it, I can see that it might also be good with some tiny apple chunks or marshmallows in it. If you do any experimenting with good results, let me know.
Another perk is that it looks so pretty in a crystal dish.
I hope you enjoy it!
I was just thinking that I could picture this salad as a trifle, layered with angel food cake! Hmm...
Creators of Hot Cocoa Bombs! (copyrighted)
Helen Reynolds: Mother of six children , grandmother to eleven! I love to cook, craft and create things and I especially love doing that with my family, So, when my lawyer daughter, Lindsey, my artist daughter, Madalynn, and I came up with the idea of Hot Cocoa Bombs, this blog was born. Then, one more daughter, with her technical and science skills, plus creativity has joined in to round us out! Read more about us here!