Mom’s Cranberry Jell-O® Salad


  • 2 cups hot water
  • 1 (14 ounce) can crushed pineapple
  • 1 (6 ounce) package strawberry-flavored gelatin mix (such as Jell-O)
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 2 cups cranberries
  • 1 1/2 cups chopped celery
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1 orange – zested, peeled, and chopped
  • 1 apple, chopped


Blend water, pineapple, gelatin, and sugar together in a blender for 15 seconds. Add cranberries and blend an additional 15 seconds.

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Stir celery, walnuts, chopped orange, apple, and orange zest together in a large bowl. Pour blended pineapple mixture into celery mixture and stir until completely combined. Transfer mixture to a serving bowl, cover the bowl with plastic wrap, and refrigerate until set, 8 hours to overnight.