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Mama’s Cranberry Apple Salad

November 17, 2015|Posted in: Holidays and Seasons, Let's Eat!, Uncategorized

Apple Cranberry Salad

Apple Cranberry Salad

My Mama used to make an especially yummy Apple Cranberry Salad every year for Thanksgiving.  I’ve never seen or tasted anything else like it.  It goes wonderfully with turkey or on a turkey sandwich.

If you’re making a small batch it is fairly simple to make.  If you tripple, quadruple or sixtuple – I don’t thing that’s a real word ;0) – it like we do, it can be a bit time consuming to cut and peel the apples and grind them and the cranberries all up.  Luckily when I was a kid my mom had me and my three older sisters to help her.

We used an old food grinder when I was a kid, but I used my little food processor to make this batch.  I hunted down a picture of a food grinder like the one we used to use.  Ours was just like this and we screw clamped it to the counter or cutting board to use it.  It’s kind of amusing how old fashioned it is.  How can I be that old?!!

Food Grinder

Food Grinder

Here’s What You Need:

  • Four Red Delicious Apples
  • One Package of Cranberries
  • 3/4 Cup of Sugar
  • Two 3 oz Packages of Raspberry Jell-O

Directions:

  1. 1 Dissolve the two packages of gelatin and the sugar into two cups of boiling water.
  2. Core and peel the apples, slice them into pieces and grind them in your blender or food processor (or your antique food grinder).  They should have the consistency of slightly chunky apple sauce.  Add the apples to the gelatin.
  3. Grind the cranberries and add them to the gelatin as well.
  4. Place in the fridge and allow to set (about 4-5 hours).
  5. Serve with a tender, juicy Thanksgiving turkey!  Yummy!!!

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9 Comments

  1. Ilona @ Ilona's Passion
    November 17, 2015

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    I remember that food grinder. We used it too. Delicious salad!

  2. Joscelyn | Wifemamafoodie
    November 17, 2015

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    This salad sounds amazing! My family used to always buy cranberry sauce from the can, but homemade dishes like this are always so much more delicious. I love how you included apples too!

  3. Stephanie
    November 17, 2015

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    I love Cranberry Salads- delicious blasts from the past! Thanks for sharing!

  4. Rae
    November 17, 2015

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    My mom wishes her mom had passed her “old fashioned” grinder down to her. Except grammy probably tossed it out somewhere. My mother says nothing works as well as those old grinders—but they were NO fun to clean!

    This recipe just would be soon fantastic as a sandwich spread over leftover turkey. I think I just might have to make it sooner versus later. I wonder if this recipe could be used for canning/processing? Will have to look into that!

  5. Heather with WELLFITandFED
    November 17, 2015

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    Honestly, I love Cranberry ANYTHING! Thanks you for posting this. It is really unique. 🙂

  6. Stacey @ Stacey homemaker
    November 17, 2015

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    I can practically taste the leftover turkey sandwich slathered with this cranberry sauce right now! I would use this in so many different ways…..yum!!!

  7. jennyb
    November 18, 2015

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    Very nice. Turkey sandwich (Stacey’s comment) would be good with it too.

  8. Emily, Our house now a home
    November 18, 2015

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    This sounds really good! Thanks for the yummy idea!

  9. Julie Bagamary
    November 18, 2015

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    Looks delicious!

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