Amish Cranberry Salad
This festive dish is a wonderful combination of cranberries, apples, jello, pineapple, celery, and walnuts. If cranberry sauce is one of your favorite holiday sides, this recipe is definitely made for you!
What is Amish Cranberry Salad?
Amish-Cranberry Salad is an Amish Thanksgiving and Christmas staple that is packed with ground cranberries and shaved apples. It is then mixed with lemon jello making a unique gelatinous texture. This dish goes especially well with turkey and pretty much any potato recipe! Serve as a first course or side dish.
How to prepare Amish Cranberry Salad?
Amish Cranberry Salad is a combination of cranberries, apples, pineapples, celery, and lemon jello topped with chopped walnuts and miniature marshmallows. Simply prepare ground and grated fruits and jello according to instructions and combine them for a simple Amish cranberry salad recipe.
While there are various takes on this recipe, we find this one to be the easiest in terms of preparation and time. Other recipes call for combining the fruits halfway through the gelling process, however, it works just fine to wait and connect after the jello is fully gelatinous.
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Amish Cranberry Salad
If you love sweet and sour salad combinations, this festive Amish Cranberry Salad recipe is perfect for you. Simple, sweet, and a perfect addition to a Christmas or Thanksgiving dinner.
1.5 cups (12 oz.) whole raw cranberries (ground in food processor or blender)
1 1/2 c. sugar
2 c. lemon jello or 3 (6 oz.) boxes
1 (20 oz.) crushed pineapple
1 cup diced celery
4 cup. shredded apples
1 c. chopped walnuts
1/2 c. miniature marshmallows
Grind the cranberries and mix them with sugar. Let sit in the refrigerator for 2-4 hours.
Mix lemon jello according to packet instructions. Let gel for 2-4 hours or overnight.
Combine cranberries with grated apples, celery, walnuts, and jello.
Refrigerate for 2-4 hours before serving. Top with walnuts and miniature marshmallows.
- If you can't find raw cranberries, try substituting them with whole-berry cranberry sauce.
- To grind the raw cranberries use a food processor or blender.
- Use a cheese grated to grate the unpeeled apple. Add some lemon juice to the apple to avoid browning.
- For the jello portion, you can either use premade or make it from the box.
How to store Amish Cranberry Salad?
Amish Cranberry Salad can be stored in the refrigerator for 3-5 days.