Making this cranberry jello salad with Coolwhip is easy, the results are delicious. This is the perfect holiday dessert recipe! Make sure to try out all of these quick and easy no bake desserts!
Cranberry Jello is tangy and sweet. It’s a tart and tasty treat that everyone will love. I enjoy. making Jello recipes during the holidays because they’re so easy.
This particular Jello salad recipe is no exception to that rule. It’s simple to make and great for serving up at festive events, parties, and gatherings. We make this one year round tho so feel free to make it whenever you want a dessert that it is light, fresh, and simple to prepare.
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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.
If you have any Jello fans in your house you have to give this cranberry Jello Salad with Coolwhip a try! It’s the perfect blend of fruity, sweet, and light. This recipe is perfect for a dessert that is not to heavy or dense.
The best part of all is that this Jello fruit salad is really simple to make and serve. Perfect for when you want something that’s tasty and looks great but doesn’t take too much time or effort to prepare!
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!
You will need crushed pineapple, water, raspberry Jello, strawberry Jello, cranberry sauce, apples, and whipped topping. Most of this stuff you can keep on hand (Coolwhip can be frozen for practically forever) so that you can whip up a batch whenever you want. We almost always have a few apples hanging around that can be used for a dessert recipe and the rest of the ingredients are canned or boxed, it’s perfect.
As always you can find the full amounts and ingredients in the printable recipe card at the bottom of the post. It’s a helpful tool that has nutritional estimates, shopping links, and more. Be sure to check it out.
Can I use leftover cranberry sauce for this recipe?
You can! This is a great Thanksgiving or Christmas 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!
The good thing about this easy cranberry Jello salad is that you can make it special occasions like the holidays but you can also make some for a regular evening when you just want a sweet treat!
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!
Drain the pineapple, reserving the juice
Add enough water to the juice to make 2 1/2 cups total liquid
In a medium saucepan, bring the pineapple juice mixture to a boil over high heat
Remove the pan from the heat and add the jello powder from both packets, whisking until completely dissolved
Stir in the crushed pineapple, cranberry sauce, and chopped apples until well combined
Spoon into baking cups or dessert dishes, filling most of the way
Refrigerate for at least three hours, until the jello has set
Serve cold and top with whipped topping
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!
You can make this in a large batch to be served up in portions whenever you like as well. You don’t have to make it in individual cups if you don’t have them or want to make it this way! Feel free to make it in a large batch and then serve it with a scoop.
Use a shallow dish so that you don’t have trouble getting the fruit and jello into the right proportions and serve with a dollop of whipped topping when ready to eat!
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.
It’s a great option if you are making a treat for friends or family that you don’t usually see. If you are unsure of the dietary restrictions it’s great to make this cranberry jello salad with cool whip!
Check your whipped topping and you can probably enjoy this as a dairy free dessert as well! Making changes is easy if you are just swapping out the topping for an allergy friendly alternative.
Printable Cranberry Jello Salad With Coolwhip Recipe:
- 20 oz crushed pineapple
- 3 oz raspberry jello
- 3 oz strawberry jello
- 16 oz cranberry sauce
- 2 apples, chopped
- 8 oz whipped topping
- Drain the pineapple, reserving the juice
- Add enough water to the juice to make 2 1/2 cups total liquid
- In a medium saucepan, bring the pineapple juice mixture to a boil over high heat
- Remove the pan from the heat and add the jello powder from both packets, whisking until completely dissolved
- Stir in the crushed pineapple, cranberry sauce, and chopped apples until well combined
- Spoon into baking cups or dessert dishes, filling most of the way
- Refrigerate for at least three hours, until the jello has set
- Serve cold and top with whipped topping
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Amount Per Serving: Calories: 194Total Fat: 5gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 23mgCarbohydrates: 38gFiber: 2gSugar: 32gProtein: 1g
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