Cranberry Relish Salad


December 16, 2014


This recipe was my mother’s. As long as I can remember, she made it every Christmas. At our home it’s become a family tradition to serve every Thanksgiving and Christmas. Make this the day before serving, so it will set up firmly. Can be molded, if you desire.



  • 2 packages Knox Gelatin
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 pound cranberries**
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 cup pecans, chopped
  • 1 large apple, seeded and chopped, leave peeling on
  • 1 large navel orange, peeled, segmented and cut into smaller pieces**
  • 1 lemon, squeezed for juice**
  • 1/2 cup orange juice
  • 1 cup boiling water



  1. Soak Knox Gelatin in 1/2 cup water
  2. Wash, drain and grind the cranberries**
  3. Add sugar, chopped pecans, chopped apple and orange pieces
  4. Sprinkle with lemon juice and orange juice
  5. Add 1 cup boiling water to the soaked gelatin. Stir until fully dissolved
  6. Add dissolved gelatin to the fruit and nut mixture
  7. Mix well and chill until firm


**Note: I use the grinder attachment to my mixer. A Ninja or food processor would also work.

In addition, I grind up a little of the lemon and orange rind to add to the taste.


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