Classic Cranberry Mold

Classic Cranberry Mold

Crammed with cranberries and bursting with flavor, this Christmastime classic has stood the test of time. We've offered up some tips to make sure this recipe stays a favorite for years to come.

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cups water
cup sugar
cups fresh or frozen cranberries
package (6-serving size) raspberry-flavored gelatin
can (8 ounces) crushed pineapple in syrup, undrained
medium stalk celery, chopped (1/2 cup), if desired
cup chopped walnuts, if desired
Salad greens, if desired
  1. Heat water and sugar to boiling in 2-quart saucepan, stirring occasionally; boil 1 minute. Stir in cranberries. Heat to boiling; boil 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Stir in gelatin until dissolved. Stir in pineapple, celery and walnuts.
  2. Pour into ungreased 6-cup mold, 8 individual molds or stemmed goblets. Cover and refrigerate at least 6 hours until firm. Unmold onto salad greens. Garnish with celery leaves and additional cranberries, if desired.
Makes 8 servings
Make the Most of This Recipe With Tips From The Betty Crocker® Kitchens
New Twist
Give this classic creation a contemporary flavor by adding one of these: • 1 can (11 ounces) mandarin orange segments, drained • 1 cup sliced fresh strawberries • 1/2 cup white wine (add with the gelatin; decrease water to 1 1/2 cups) • 1/2 cup pistachio nuts instead of the walnuts • 1 kiwifruit, peeled and sliced
Holiday Hints
Embellish this shimmering salad by: • Placing on colorful kale leaves. • Filling center of gelatin ring with mixture of 1 tub (4 ounces) fruit-flavored whipped cream cheese and 1 cup whipped topping or cherries and fresh berries or try a mixture of 1 cup whipped cream, 1/2 cup lemon yogurt and 1/2 cup sour cream. • Garnishing with candied cranberries and salad greens cut to resemble holly leaves.

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Serving)
  • Calories 170
    • (Calories from Fat 0),
  • Total Fat 0g
    • (Saturated Fat 0g,),
  • Cholesterol 0mg;
  • Sodium 60mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 43g
    • (Dietary Fiber 2g,
  • Protein 2g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    • 3 Fruit;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.