Saturday, October 16, 2010

Cranberry Jello Surprise

This is a favorite every Thanksgiving - for my mom, sister and I. Usually we are the only ones who eat it. I think Jello scares people but we love it! My sister even requested it for her baby shower! It is delicious - what cranberry sauce wants to be when it grows up.

1 large package Cherry Jello
1 can crushed pineapple
2 packages cream cheese
1 cup chopped walnuts
1 can whole cranberry sauce

  • Boil water according to Jello package directions and remove from heat (Use a pretty big pot because you will be adding other ingredients.)
  • Do NOT add other 2 cups of water as stated on Jello box.
  • Immediately add in Jello and stir until dissolved.
  • Stir in whole cranberry sauce until dissolved also.
  • Open pineapple and reserve juice with a tablespoon or two of pineapple. Stir in the rest with the jello and cranberry.
  • Stir in walnuts.
  • Pour half of the batch in a 9x13 pan. Put in refrigerator and allow to set. Leave the other half out for now.
  • Mix 2 packs of cream cheese with reserved juice and pineapple until smooth.
  • Spread over bottom layer evenly.
  • Pour remaining Jello mixture on top and refrigerate until set.
  • Enjoy!

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