This is a beautiful addition to many of our holiday meals. My Mom always makes it and serves it in a gorgeous cut glass bowl she bought many years ago at the Reform, MO, General Store. She said she originally got the recipe from my Aunt Pat, and as it is with great recipes, enjoyed it so much she started making it for her own family. I recall it was one of my Dad’s favorites.
It’s easy, tasty and makes a pretty presentation. What more do you need from a perfect holiday dish?
2, 3 ounce boxes strawberry Jello (Mom always uses sugar-free), dissolved in 1 1/2 cups hot water
1 can jellied cranberry sauce, mashed up in the Jello
1, 20 ounce can crushed pineapple, including the juice (Mom uses pineapple in its own juice)
1 cup seedless red grapes cut in half
Chopped nuts, optional (Mom never uses nuts)
Mix together and place in a decorative bowl. Chill several hours before serving.
Recipe note: My Mom ALWAYS “squishes up the cranberry sauce with her hands.” She says it makes a big difference in the texture.
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