I always make the cranberry salad for my husbands side of the family for Thanksgiving. I tried different recipes over the years but after finding this one it is now my go to recipe.
I love the citrusy zing in this salad by adding orange juice concentrate. Plus that's so much easier than having to section an orange.
Sometimes I will even add a box of orange jello instead of all red to bring out that orange flavor that I love even more.
Unlike a lot of cranberry salad recipes this one doesn't have pineapple in it, but if you like pineapple in yours go ahead and add a can.
3 boxes (3oz) red jello. I like strawberry but any red is fine.
3 cups boiling water
1 12oz can orange juice concentrate
1 12oz package cranberries chopped
4-5 apples peeled and chopped or shredded
1-1/2 cups sugar
optional: 1 can crushed pineapple
optional: 1/2 cup chopped pecans
In a bowl, dissolve gelatin in boiling water. Stir in concentrate. Set this in refrigerator until it starts to gel.
Meanwhile combine chopped cranberries, apples and sugar. Add crushed pineapple and pecans if you are using them.
After jello mixture has started to gel add the cranberry mixture to it.
Pour into serving dish and refrigerate for several hours or overnight.
I always serve this with real whipped cream on the side.