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Layered Cranberry Delight

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An impressive-looking and delicious layered jellied salad that is sure to get a round of oohs and aahs when you serve it for dessert.

Prep Time: 15 min / layer

Chill time: 1.5 hours + 2-4 hours per layer

Yield: 10-inch mold (or similar), serves 5-8

Note: These measurements were estimated to fit a particular silicone mold (pictured). You may want to adjust for yours. The good thing is, if you have too much, you can just pour/scoop extra into bowls or glasses and serve it that way!


First layer:

  • 1 3-oz package raspberry Jell-o

  • 1 cup red fruit, such as cherries and raspberries

Second layer:

  • 1.5 3-oz packages raspberry Jell-o (total of 4.5 oz Jell-o powder)

  • 1 cup sour cream

  • 1/2 can (8 oz) canned cranberry sauce


First layer:

  1. Coat a 10-cup Bundt pan or gelatin mold with cooking spray. Wipe with a paper towel to make sure there are no puddles of spray and the pan is well-coated. Stem and pit cherries, wash raspberries. Refrigerate the fruit until needed.

  2. Mix the Jell-o according to package directions and place in the fridge to partially set, about 90 minutes.

  3. When it is beginning to look like Jell-o, give it a quick whisk to loosen it up. Add the fruit and mix to distribute. Pour or scoop into your mold and refrigerate to set completely (about 4 hours).

Second layer:

  1. Pour Jell-o powder into a large mixing bowl. Add 1.5 cups boiling water and stir until powder has completely dissolved. Refrigerate mixture until Jell-o just starts to set, about 90 minutes.

  2. Remove mixture from refrigerator and whisk to loosen. Add sour cream and cranberry sauce and whisk until combined. It's ok to have some visible chunks of the cranberry sauce. Pour into mold on top of the first jellied layer. Smooth out the top as best you can. Refrigerate until fully set.

  3. To turn out of the mold, place a plate on the mold and turn the whole thing over at once. You may need to wait until you hear it fall to the plate.

  4. Slice, serve and enjoy!

Zhuzh it up!

  • The first layer is an easy mix of Jell-o and fruit - you can mix this up any way you like. Try different fruit like blueberries or halved grapes.

  • Play with the ratio if you want a thinner layer on the bottom.

This recipe was written using inspiration and tips from and


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