Tuesday, December 21, 2010

•Cranberry-Orange Jello Salad•

Gosh it's been forever since I have posted - sorry!!
The holidays crept up and I have been sooo busy.  But I wanted to post some holiday recipes for you all.  This one we had at Thanksgiving and just recently at a family party - it was a hit.  It's a dish we serve at EVERY get together with my family because it's my dads favorite.  Yet we didn't make it with blueberry pie filling like your suppose to.  Me and my mom wanted to make it festive and add cranberry and orange.  We LOVE it!!!!

Cranberry-Orange Jello Salad -
2 c. boiling water
1 lg pkg red Jello - we prefer Raspberry
1 lg can crushed pineapple (use juice)
1 can whole berry cranberry sauce
1/2 c. orange juice
1/2 c. 7-Up
1 orange - for zesting

Dissolve Jello in boiling water then add remaining ingredients.  Zest about 1 Tbl. of the orange and stir all together.  Place in 9x13 pan and refridgerate till jello sets up.  Spread topping on top before serving.  I grated more orange zest on top for color:)  You can also top with chopped nuts.
8 oz. cream cheese
8 oz. sour cream
1/2 c. sugar
Beat together till smooth. 

If you prefer to make the blueberry version just add blueberry pie filling instead of cranberries.  Omit the orange juice and use 1 c. 7Up instead and don't use orange zest.  ENJOY!!