Serve a ’70s style retro Cranberry Wobbler gelatin mold this Thanksgiving

Serve a Cranberry Wobbler for Thanksgiving

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A Thanksgiving Cranberry Wobbler gelatin mold: This year, when they come home for turkey dinner, give it some bounce

For a salad to live up to your holiday cooking, it should do more than just sit there. it should bounce, wobble, shimmer and shine. It should be a Jell-O brand gelatin salad.

Serve a Cranberry Wobbler gelatin mold as a Thanksgiving side dish

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Cranberry Wobbler (1979)

Yield: 12
Cook Time: 6 hours
Total Time: 6 hours


  • 1-1/2 cups ground fresh cranberries
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 6 ounces Jell-O orange or lemon flavor gelatin
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups boiling water
  • 1-1/2 cups cold water
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon cloves
  • 1 orange, sectioned and diced
  • 1/2 cup chopped almonds or walnuts


  1. Combine cranberries and sugar and set aside.
  2. Dissolve gelatin and salt in boiling water.
  3. Add cold water, lemon juice, cinnamon and cloves.
  4. Chill until thickened.
  5. Fold in cranberries, orange and nuts.
  6. Spoon into 6-cup mold.
  7. Chill until firm, about 6 hours.

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 12 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 98Total Fat: 3gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 131mgCarbohydrates: 18gFiber: 2gSugar: 14gProtein: 2g

Click Americana offers approximate nutrition information as a general reference only, and we make no warranties regarding its accuracy. Please make any necessary calculations based on the actual ingredients used in your recipe, and consult with a qualified healthcare professional if you have dietary concerns.

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