Monday, July 26, 2010

Cranberry Pineapple Jello Stuff

Can anyone help me think of a better name for this stuff? It's got marshmallows in it but they're melted down to sugar - so it's a side dish, not a dessert. It's made with Jello, but it's not really Jello-y. It's like chunky cranberry sauce. And it's awesome. Thank you to my sister-in-law, Sara, for sharing this recipe with me several years ago. It's a definite favorite!

Here is our cast of characters for this one:

Whole berry cranberry sauce, any RED Jello - I usually use black cherry, water, mini marshmallows & a can of crushed pineapple.

Start off putting your water, the jello & the marshmallow into a sauce pan. Heat over medium, stirring occasionally, until the marshmallows are melted/dissolved. Keep an eye on it, though, because it has a tendency to suddenly boil up/over & I'd hate for you to have a hot, sticky mess all over your stove top! Add cranberry sauce & melt it down, too. Sometimes the cranberry doesn't break up very well so i use a potato masher to help it along!

Now pour that into a 9x13 glass dish. Open up the pineapple - do NOT drain it - just pour it all into the jello mixture.

Give it all a good stir & then pop it into the fridge - for at least a few hours - I did it overnight.

Here it is when it's all good & done! It doesn't look like much but it sure is gooooood! Like I said above, it's not a dessert Jello thing - it's like a chunky pineapple/cranberry sauce.

Mmmmmm... Try it! You'll love it!

Cranberry Pineapple Jello:

1 6-oz box of red jello (black cherry, raspberry or cherry are great!)
1 cup mini marshmallows
2 cups water
1 16-oz can whole berry cranberry sauce
1 20-oz can of crushed pineapple

Mix Jello, water & marshmallows in a sauce pan over medium heat. Cook until it is all melted together. Add cranberry sauce & mix until it melts. Sometimes I use a potato masher to help break it up. Pour into a 9x13 dish & add in pineapple, undrained. Stir to combine & refrugerate a few hours, until set.


  1. Absolutely I am drooling! I usually make a cranberry raspberry mold for Turkey Day but this year I think I will try your yummy recipe instead. So fun to find your blog! :-)

  2. Jello is a must at our Thanksgiving table too! Jello and mini-marshmallows - a perfect combination!

  3. Made this for Thanksgiving~it's easy and good, but really REALLY sweet lol