Cranberry Jello Salad with Coolwhip

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Making this cranberry jello salad with Coolwhip is easy, the results are delicious. This is the perfect holiday dessert recipe!

Jello salad of all types is a tasty treat. Jello isn’t just for hospital stays and children, this cranberry jello salad with cool whip will prove just how easy it is to elevate this simple boxed dessert.

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What do I need to make this cranberry jello salad?

Here is a list of the ingredients you will need to make my version of jello salad with cool whip. For reference the 3 ounce jello packets are the small ones. If you are doubling the batch you can use the larger boxes as well!

  • 20 oz crushed pineapple
  • Water
  • 3 oz raspberry jello packet
  • 3 oz strawberry jello packet
  • 16 oz cranberry sauce
  • 2 apples (chopped)
  • 8 oz whipped topping
Finished cranberry jello salad in bowls for serving

Can I use leftover cranberry sauce for this recipe?

You can! This is a great Thanksgiving leftovers recipe. You need about 16 ounces of cranberry sauce for this cranberry jello salad so you can use leftovers or a new can, either way will work!

How to make cranberry jello salad with coolwhip:

This cranberry jello salad is simple to make, it is an excellent recipe that doesn’t take long to throw together. I love to make this recipe for the holidays, it doesn’t add a lot of stress to the meal plan and everyone loves it!

  1. Drain the pineapple, reserving the juice
  2. Add enough water to the juice to make 2 1/2 cups total liquid
  3. In a medium saucepan, bring the pineapple juice mixture to a boil over high heat
  4. Remove the pan from the heat and add the jello powder from both packets, whisking until completely dissolved
  5. Stir in the crushed pineapple, cranberry sauce, and chopped apples until well combined
  6. Spoon into baking cups or dessert dishes, filling most of the way
  7. Refrigerate for at least three hours, until the jello has set
  8. Serve cold and top with whipped topping
Coolwhip topping on servings of jello salad.

How much does this salad make?

This recipe takes about 15 minutes to make and needs about 3 hours to chill. After that you will have about 12 servings of 1/2 cup each. It’s a nice family sized batch, you can always double it easily as well!

horizontal view of cranberry salad with jello

Is this a gluten free dessert recipe?

Yes! This cranberry jello salad with coolwhip is an allergy friendly recipe. You can enjoy this gluten free recipe without any alterations. Check your whipped topping and you can probably enjoy this as a dairy free dessert as well!

horizontal view of the finished jello salad

Printable Cranberry Jello Salad With Coolwhip Recipe:

Yield: 12 Servings

Cranberry Jello Salad With Coolwhip

Cranberry Jello Salad With Coolwhip

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Chilling Time 3 hours
Total Time 3 hours 15 minutes

Ingredients

  • 20 oz crushed pineapple
  • water
  • 3 oz raspberry jello
  • 3 oz strawberry jello
  • 16 oz cranberry sauce
  • 2 apples, chopped
  • 8 oz whipped topping

Instructions

    1. Drain the pineapple, reserving the juice
    2. Add enough water to the juice to make 2 1/2 cups total liquid
    3. In a medium saucepan, bring the pineapple juice mixture to a boil over high heat
    4. Remove the pan from the heat and add the jello powder from both packets, whisking until completely dissolved
    5. Stir in the crushed pineapple, cranberry sauce, and chopped apples until well combined
    6. Spoon into baking cups or dessert dishes, filling most of the way
    7. Refrigerate for at least three hours, until the jello has set
    8. Serve cold and top with whipped topping

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

12

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 194 Total Fat: 5g Saturated Fat: 4g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 0g Cholesterol: 0mg Sodium: 23mg Carbohydrates: 38g Net Carbohydrates: 0g Fiber: 2g Sugar: 32g Sugar Alcohols: 0g Protein: 1g
I am not a medical expert. These calculations are provided as a courtesy.

Other Delicious Dessert Recipes:

Here are some other delicious dessert recipes that I think you will enjoy! Hopefully these will be as big of hit with your family as they are with mine.

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5 thoughts on “Cranberry Jello Salad with Coolwhip

  • November 14, 2019 at 12:23 pm
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    What is the cranberry sauce in the recipe? Jellied cranberries or sauce with whole cranberries?

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    • November 14, 2019 at 1:00 pm
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      We used the sauce with whole berries, but you could use either based on your preference. Thanks!

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    • November 27, 2019 at 11:43 pm
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      I made this for Thanksgiving is was easy but more time consuming than I thought it would be. The cranberry sauce didn’t break down in the mixing leaving large chunks in the jello. The next time I’ll cube it before adding it to the mix. Over all a good dish. Thank you

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    • November 17, 2019 at 4:40 am
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      Certainly, celery would work just fine. Enjoy! Thank you! – Michele

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