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Side Dish

Cranberry Apple Salad

Plain cranberry sauce from a can is certainly a time-saver in the midst of preparing a huge holiday feast, but it does leave a little to be desired. Get ready to take this overlooked accompaniment from so-so to scrumptious with our Cranberry Apple Salad recipe! Start with raspberry gelatin, dissolved with salt in boiling water. Combine this with the canned cranberry sauce, fresh orange rind, chopped tart apples and nuts, then chill it until solid. To finish, top your Cranberry Apple Salad with a light blanket of fluffy whipped cream. About 20 minutes before you're ready to serve, place your mixing bowl and beater in the freezer to chill. Just before serving, remove from freezer, pour in Smith's Heavy Whipping cream and beat until medium stiff peaks form (about one minute). Add in a little sugar or vanilla at the end, if you like. Your festive Cranberry Apple Salad topped with this delightful whipped cream is sure to be a holiday hit.

How to Make


  • 6-oz package raspberry gelatin
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1-1/2 cups boiling water
  • 16-oz can jellied cranberry sauce
  • 2 tbsps grated orange rind
  • 2 medium tart apples, chopped
  • 2/3 cup chopped nuts (optional).



  1. Dissolve gelatin and salt in boiling water.
  2. Stir cranberry sauce, orange rind, apples and nuts with fork.
  3. Add to gelatin mixture.
  4. Chill until solid.


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