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Mom’s Cranberry Salad

Mom’s Cranberry Salad

I printed this last year, and it is so good and so simple I am sharing it with you again. It’s probably my favorite Thanksgiving food.

1 1/2 C cranberries (They have these at Sultan Center; wash, pick over and cook until soft)
1 1/2 C water

add 1 Cup sugar and boil one minute
add 1 small pkg lemon jello (I use raspberry or cherry or strawberry because I like red)

When all is dissolved, add:
juice of one No. 1 can of crushed pineapple (Mom’s recipe says a #1 can – use one of the small cans.)

When cool, add:

diced pineapple from can
1/2 cup finely diced celery
1/4 cup chopped walnuts

Stir, put into mold or bowl and refrigerate until firm.

One small buffet mold. How easy is that? 🙂

(This recipe is from the 1950’s. I double everything, Pour into mold for the holidays, or into a crystal bowl from which it can be served without having to unmold.

Here in Kuwait, I can’t find crushed pineapple, so I buy the chunk pineapple and cut them to be smaller sized. You can’t do it in the food processor because it gets too mushy.

The cranberry salad is in the center of the photo:


November 12, 2007 - Posted by | Cooking, Cultural, ExPat Life, Holiday, Kuwait, Living Conditions, Thanksgiving | , ,


  1. I cannot believe a year has passed by already! WOW!

    Comment by Elijah | November 12, 2007 | Reply

  2. Hi sweetie, yeh, it’s scary, isn’t it? And WHO is that in my mirror????

    Comment by intlxpatr | November 12, 2007 | Reply

  3. Very yummy :]

    Comment by 3baid | November 13, 2007 | Reply

  4. 3baid – give it a try!

    Comment by intlxpatr | November 13, 2007 | Reply

  5. […] there are cranberries cooking for Mom’s Cranberry Salad and hot juice brewing for the punch, redolent of cinnamon and cloves and orange peel, wonderful […]

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