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Aunt Chris’ Cranberry Jello-O Mold


  • Author: Dan Pelosi

What You'll Need

Scale
  • 1 3 oz package of cranberry Jell-O or strawberry Jell-O
  • 1 cup boiling water
  • 1/4 cup cold water
  • 1 14oz can whole berry cranberry sauce
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1 20 oz can crushed pineapple, strained
  • Jell-O mold or bowl

What You'll Do

  1. Mix together a 3 oz package of cranberry Jell-O or strawberry Jell-O, 1 cup boiling water, and ¼ cup cold water. It’s important to have all ingredients ready before you combine. Combine ingredients until Jell-O is dissolved. Let stand until slightly firm, around 8 minutes or so.
  2. Meanwhile, strain the 14oz can whole berry cranberry sauce and 20 oz can crushed pineapple then combine in a bowl with ½ cup chopped walnuts.
  3. Add to your Jell-O and stir until combined.
  4. Pour mixture into your Jell-O mold or bowl. Place a cover on your Jell-O mold or bowl and let set for at least 2 hours in the fridge. You can make this a few days in advance of your meal, of course!
  5. It’s time to un-mold your Jell-O! If you are using a bowl, just remove the cover and serve from the bowl with a spoon.
  6. Un-molding the Jell-O mold can be a nerve racking thrill ride that will either change your life or destroy it!!! Or you can be like me and not give a fuck and be happy no matter what because it’s SO DELICIOUS!!!!!
  7. Take the cover off of your mold and place a dish on top. Place one hand on the bottom of the plate and one hand on the top of the mold. Apply pressure to this glorious sandwich and flip. Jell-O molds are made so the Jell-O just slides right off, so you got this— you are doing great, sweetie!
  8. She is flipped. Now, we open from the bottom and let the magic happen. Remember that no matter what, you are a genius angel human who will soon be the crown king/queen/genderless royalty of Thanksgiving!!!
  9. She is a wonder! Perfectly imperfect and perfectly delicious. And also part Jell-O which you don’t have to tell anyone. Your call.