Cranberry Pineapple Relish
INGREDIENTS
  • 1 (3 ounce) box cherry jello
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 (20 ounce) can pineapple tidbits, in its own juice, drained, SAVING the juice
  • 2 (14 ounce) cans whole cranberries sauce
  • 5 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 cup walnuts, chopped (optional)
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
DIRECTIONS
  1. In a pot, boil 1 cup of water and add jello mix, stirring until all powder is dissolved.
  2. Drain the pineapple over a bowl or measuring cup, saving the juice. Add the juice to the jello and mix well.
  3. In a glass dish, pour jello, cranberries, pineapple, sugar and lemon juice. If you are using nuts, add them as well. Mix well.
  4. Refrigerate overnight.
RECIPE BACKSTORY
Oh No, this girl doesn't like cranberry! :) Well, up until now I just couldn't stand cranberry but I had it only from a can, the whole wiggly stuff that you slice! That has changed and I thank Kroger, our local grocery store for changing that! A few Saturday's ago, Kroger had a ton of samples they were handing out that were targeting Thanksgiving and one of their samples was Cranberry Celebration, and I thought what the heck, I am going to sample it because I could see the whole cranberries in it and they reminded me of a cherry and I love cherries! Oh Yes, this girl loves whole cranberries and I bought 3 tubs of it, 2 for my house and 1 for my parents! Well, we all gobbled it down and I was back at Kroger to buy more! I decided to Google cranberry and found lots of recipes for it but the recipe I found that looked like what I was looking for had cloves in it and I don't like cloves one bit so I made it my way with idea's from the internet and I am so glad that I tried making my own because I was going to put Cranberry Celebration from Kroger out of business! Comparing what I made to what I bought, I think what I bought was a tad sweeter than what I made so I added a tad more sugar to the recipe for the next time and trust me, there will be a next time very, very soon! My new favorite side dish and easy, easy, easy to make!