People always beg me to make my Grandma's Cranberry Pineapple Jello

Grandma's Cranberry Pineapple Jello

Servings 15


  • 1 large pkg raspberry jello
  • 1 small pkg strawberry or raspberry jello
  • 3 cups boiling water
  • 1 1/2 cups cold water
  • 1 20-ounce can crushed pineapple, with juice
  • 8 oz bag fresh cranberries chopped
  • 1 cup walnuts, chopped optional


  • 12 oz cream cheese
  • 1/3 cup sour cream
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1-2 cups fresh strawberries, chopped optional


  1. Pour jello packages into 9X11 casserole dish (or large bundt pan) and add boiling water.  Stir until jello is dissolved. (You can pinch the liquid and if you feel any grains between your fingers keep stirring.)

  2. Add cold water, crushed pineapple with juice, chopped cranberries (I'll chop them in a blender or food processor), and walnuts.  Stir.

  3. Let set in fridge for at least 4 hours.

  4. Topping: Using a stand mixer or hand beater combine all ingredients until smooth.  Spread evenly over firm Jello and top with fresh strawberries!