I know most everyone has their favorite cranberry salad for the holidays, but this is one of mine and I wanted to share it. I've been making this one for many years.
It's simple and can easily be cut in half for a smaller family.
I love the crunch of the apples, the creaminess of the mayo and the ease of making it.
A great addition to a holiday meal to serve alongside ham or turkey.
You can thank me later...
CRANBERRY APPLE SALAD
2 cans (1# each) whole cranberry sauce
2 c. boiling water
1 - 6 ozs. pkg. strawberry jello
(could use raspberry or cherry also)
2 Tb. lemon juice
(I think this helps keeps the apples from turning brown)
1/2 tsp. salt, optional
1 c. mayonnaise
2 c. diced apples
1/2 c. chopped nuts
(we prefer pecans over anything else)
Place cranberry sauce in saucepan on stovetop; melt over medium heat, being sure to stir. Drain; reserving liquid & berries. Mix together cranberry liquid, boiling water & jello; stir until jello is dissolved. Add lemon juice & salt. Chill until mixture mounds slightly on a spoon. Add mayonnaise (a whisk works great for this step); beat until smooth. Fold in cranberries, apples & nuts. Pour into 2 qt. mold or dish. Chill overnight.