Sugar-Free Cranberry Jello Salad

cranberry jello salad
Cheryl Davis
Total Time 15 min
Prep 15 min, Cook 0 min
Yield 12 servings
This cranberry Jello salad is not the super-sweet kind which many remember as family favorites. Those recipes usually had canned cranberry sauce along with the other ingredients. This is a more "grownup" version, where the tartness of the fresh cranberries go up against the sweet Jello. If you are longing for the old days, you can add sweetener to taste. Also, this salad is pretty much "packed with stuff" -- if you like more Jello in between your ingredients, use three small packages of Jello instead of one large box. If you do that, it will make more servings, and there will be one gram less of carb per serving.


  • 1 large package sugar-free cranberry, cherry, black cherry, or raspberry Jello
  • 1 cup walnuts (or you can use pecans if you prefer)
  • 2 cups fresh cranberries (pick out soft and brown ones)
  • 1 medium apple cut the fruit off the core
  • Optional - zest of one orange - minimal carbs, and adds a "spark"


With a food processor by your side, you can make up this recipe in no time, but it doesn't take long at all with a knife.

1) Prepare the Jello according to the package's instructions (I like the super-speed method with the ice cubes).

2) Chop the walnuts in the food processor -- move to a separate bowl.

3) Chop the cranberries in the food processor, one cup at a time, adding to bowl.

4) Chop the apple in the food processor, and add to bowl.

Toss nuts and fruit together, and mix into Jello.

Chill completely.

Makes 12 servings of ½ cup each.

Nutritional Information: Each serving has 3.5 grams of effective carbohydrate plus 1.5 grams of fiber (5 grams of total carb), 2 grams of protein, and 69 calories.

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