Sunday, December 21, 2008

Cranberry Jello Salad

This is the BEST Cranberry Jell-O salad I have ever had. It is a family staple for Thanksgiving and Christmas! Love it!

Bring to a boil to dissolve
3 pkgs strawberry Jell-O
2 ½ C water

Blend in a separate bowl – then combine to above Jell-O
1 can jellied cranberry
1 can whole cranberry
1 can crushed pineapple (drain most of the juice)
(you can also use your immersion blender to puree the chunks)

Pour ½ of Jell-O mixture into a bunt pan arrange sliced bananas on top and place in refrigerator until set. Then pour cream cheese filling onto Jell-O and then the remaining Jell-O mixture. Place in fridge and let set up completely.

Once Jell-O is set up and ready to serve, place bunt pan into sink with warm water for approx 15 seconds to help release Jell-O from sides of pan, be very careful not to leave it in the water too long or you will melt the Jell-O, you just want to loosen it from the sides then place upside down on the serving dish and it will release. Yummers!

Cream Cheese Filling

1 pint sour cream
1 tsp vanilla
3 Tbl sugar
½ cube cream cheese

Blend well until smooth and creamy.

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