Grandma’s Cranberry Salad

1 small package of cherry jello (3oz box)
1 c hot water
1 c sugar
1 Tbsp lemon juice
1 c drained crushed pineapple (8oz can) (juice reserved)
1 c pineapple juice (use the reserved juice and add water to make 1 cup)
1 c ground cranberries
1 orange (ground)
1/2 c pecans, chopped


  1. boil the cup of water. Dissolve the jello in the hot water in an 8in square pan mix well. Add the sugar, lemon juice and pineapple juice. Stir to dissolve well. Note: You can substitute the 8×8 dish and use a 9×13 dish, it seems to gel up a bit better that way.
  2. Add the remaining ingredients and mix. Chill overnight.
  3. Grandma’s Notes:Chop up the pecans first before getting blender wet. Or you could just buy pre chopped pecans and save a step. Use the blender or food processor to chop up cranberries, then orange, seeded and partially peeled. The chopped peel gives it that special zing

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