Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Christmas Cranberry Gelatin



I have never been a homemade cranberry kind of a girl. I know there are those that say “ Ban the Can “ and that of course the jellied cranberry sauce is not REAL cranberry sauce, but that is what I grew up on and what I still love to this day. Now that being said I am as you know all about changing things up and making them more my own, so here is a wonderful alternative to whole berry cranberry sauce or if you are like me and love the jellied this is an even better way to go.


2 Packets - Gelatin (unflavored)
1 – 15oz. - Can Mandarin Oranges
1 – 15oz. - Can Fried Apples W/ Cinnamon
1 – 16oz. - Jellied Cranberry Sauce


In a medium sauce pan drain the mandarin orange juice into the pan along with the gelatin, stir and let sit for 5 minutes to soften the gelatin. Add the oranges, apples and cranberry sauce and simmer for about 10 minutes or until the cranberry sauce has melted, stir constantly. Place into a ring mold or a pretty dish and refrigerate for 12-24 hours or until completely firm. Serve cold and enjoy!


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11 comments:

Cheryl said...

LOL who could you be talking about! Ban the can! My mom used to make something similar with carrots in it!

MaryBeth said...

EWWW...Carrots that's just wrong!

George Gaston said...

Marybeth... this is a great chilled salad for a holiday meal or family dinner. I like the way one can go to their pantry and pull the ingredients for an elegant easy salad. Thanks...

Cathy said...

Oh, what a delicious way to dress up a can of cranberry sauce. I might add a few chopped walnuts for good measure.

Thanks for a terrific recipe, MaryBeth.

Grace said...

wait, they make fried cinnamon apples in a can? where have i been?!!? this is a tasty little semihome treat, mary beth!

teresa said...

mmmm, i love this! it's so pretty too!

Kasha said...

Well that looks easy and lovely! I love me some cranberry!
Kasha

Nazarina A said...

I love the addition of the mandarin orange, just yummy!You are so good with these American classics, putting your own spin on it!

5 Star Foodie said...

This looks awesome and so festive for the upcoming holidays! I love the combo with mandarin oranges and apples!

Amanda said...

I never cared for the canned, but have relatives that LOVE it! It's a staple on their holiday tables :) Yours looks great!

Free Samples said...

Wow, it looks very delicious! Good work!

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