Cranberry- Raspberry Salad

Cranberry- Raspberry Salad

Cranberry- Raspberry Salad

Some of the recipes we make for holidays have a special place in our hearts. There are recipes, in most every family, that just must be made for this or that holiday. For me, this salad in one of those recipes. I make it for Thanksgiving every year and for Christmas, too. When I was a kid we always had it for Thanksgiving dinner. The salad itself is a mixture of raspberries and cranberry orange relish- you can make your own or buy it already made. All by itself it would be just wonderful but to make it even better it is topped with a dressing made from several juices and eggs and whipped cream. If the only cranberry salad you ever have slides out of a can you will be surprised at just how wonderful a cranberry salad can be. Here is the recipe. I hope you’ll have occasion to try it soon.


Cranberry-Raspberry Salad

1 large box raspberry or cranberry gelatin
1 c. hot water
1 1/2 lbs. frozen raspberries,  thawed
1 c. cranberry-orange relish – recipe follows
½ c. ginger ale

Dissolve gelatin in hot water. Fold in relish, but mix thoroughly. Gently fold in berries to avoid breaking them up. Stir in ginger ale and place salad in decorative mold and chill several hours or overnight. Make dressing.

To serve- dip mold into warm water for a few seconds and invert salad onto serving platter. If it doesn’t come right out dip it in the warm water a few more seconds. Be careful not to get water in the salad itself- only put the container about 3/4 of the way into the water. I usually just put some warm water in my sink and dip the mold in there. Serve with the dressing on the side.


2 eggs
½ c. sugar
½ c orange juice
½ c. pineapple juice
2 T. flour
juice of half a lemon
1 c. whipping cream, whipped

Combine all ingredients, except whipped cream, in a saucepan and cook, stirring constantly, until thickened. Mixture should coat a spoon. Cool and chill. Fold cooled mixture into whipped cream.  Serves 6-8

Cranberry-Orange Relish

12 oz. cranberries, rinsed and picked over
1 c. orange juice
1 T. grated orange peel
½ c. sugar, or to taste
Combine all ingredients in a saucepan and cook, stirring often over medium heat. Cook until berries burst and mixture thickens, about 25 minutes, stirring more often as mixture thickens. Cool and chill. Makes about 2 cups.

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