Our Festive Raspberry Cranberry Jello Mold

by | Nov 30, 2013 | Advent and Christmas, Recipes, Thanksgiving | 8 comments

One of my favorite Thanksgiving side dishes, in addition to the Praline Pecan Yams, is our Raspberry Cranberry Jello Mold…   It also is perfect for Christmas and New Year’s as well!  Here is the recipe: 
Raspberry Cranberry Jello Mold

2 cans jellied cranberry sauce
3 1/2 cups water, divided
2 (6 oz) packages raspberry gelatin
2 cans fruit cocktail, drained
1 1/2 cups chopped celery
1-12 cup or 2-6 cup molds

Bring cranberry sauce and 1 1/2 cups water to a boil in a large saucepan over medium-high heat, stirring often until sauce melts completely. Remove from heat.

Stir in gelatin until completely dissolved.  Stir in remaining 1 3/4 cups water.

Refrigerate until gelatin thickens to consistency of egg whites.

Stir in fruit cocktail and celery.  Ladle into molds. Cover and refrigerate until set.  At least 8 hours or up to 5 days.

To un-mold: Dip mold into warm water. Invert in serving plate shaking gently back and forth to release gelatin. (Repeat if necessary.) Refrigerate if not serving soon.


  1. Karen

    That looks good! I never realized you could boil down the jellied cranberry sauce. I may have to give this a go minus the celery (I've never liked celery).

  2. Lori N from MN

    Oh this looks yummy! Thank you for sharing – I will definitely put this on my Christmas Dinner menu!

  3. Katie

    This looks delicious! I would like to try it for Christmas, but we are having ham. Do you think it would taste good with ham?

  4. Jessica Gordon

    I guess it depends on what other sides you are making, but I think so! We usually serve both a turkey and ham at Thanksgiving, but this year I saved the ham for Christmas.

  5. Lori N from MN

    Jessica — I made this as part of Christmas Dinner (with ham) and OH MY GOODNESS!
    I made it exactly as you wrote – except we don't like raw celery, so I omitted that – but as I was stirring the jello into the cranberry/water mix I thought, "I should probably have made only half the recipe…"
    Good thing I didn't. We all loved it, and I got so many compliments on it! Thank you so much for sharing with us. I believe it is now one of my 'regulars' when it comes to holiday dinners.
    Blessings to you!

  6. Jessica Gordon

    I'm so glad you liked it!! I have a few here that don't care for the celery so I think I'm going to try making it without next time too. 🙂

  7. Xema

    I have been looking for this recipe for 20 years! I had lost mine. Definitely making this Thanksgiving! Thank you! Thank you!

  8. Jessica Gordon

    Yay! Hope you have a happy Thanksgiving!


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