Thursday, December 8, 2011

Cranberries in the Snow

I found this holiday recipe at Twirl and Taste.  Sounds so fun, and anything with cranberries and cream cheese in the same recipe sounds great to me! Now the question: Is this a salad?  Or is this a dessert?  Ah, I'll file it in both places.

1 package raw cranberries
3/4 cup water
1 (6-ounce) box cherry flavored gelatin
2 cups sugar
1 cup chopped celery
1 cup crushed pineapple, well drained
Chopped pecans
1 (7-ounce) jar marshmallow creme
1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese, softened
1/2 pint whipping cream, whipped

What to Do
Cook raw cranberries in water until tender. Add gelatin and 2 cups sugar; stir well and cool. Then add celery, pineapple and pecans. Put into a 13 x 9-inch pan (glass looks pretty and shows the colors) and refrigerate until jelled.

Combine marshmallow creme, cream cheese and whipping cream; spread on top of jelled cranberry mixture.