November 23, 2010

Family Favorite - Cranberry Jello Salad

Cranberry Salad has been a favorite of ours for years.  We l♥ve it!

Cranberry Salad
Serves 12-14
Cook in a saucepan until berries pop:
1 pkg. whole fresh cranberries
3 c. sugar
2 c. water

Add and stir until well mixed:
1 large box (6oz) cherry jello
1 c. chopped pecans
1 medium can crushed pineapple, drained

Pour into 9x13 pan.  Chill until firm.


Whip together:
2 cups whipping cream
1/4 c. powdered sugar
1 tsp. vanilla

And then mix in:
8 oz. softened cream cheese
2 c. mini marshmallows

Spread on top of chilled jello and refrigerate until ready to eat.  TIP:  You can make the jello portion 2-3 days ahead and add topping the day you plan to serve it.