This is my favorite recipe using cranberries. I have made it for years and it has become a family favorite. I've tried using various brands of whole berry cranberry sauce, but I always go back to Ocean Spray. I have made this with and without the pecans, but in recent years I have made it mostly without, because the grandchildren will eat it without the nuts. It is good either way. I originally found this recipe in a magazine. I am not sure if it was a recipe advertising Jell-O or cranberries. I hope if you try this your family will enjoy this as much as mine does.
1-20 oz. can crushed pineapple in juice
1-6 oz. pkg. strawberry Jell-O
1 C. water
1 can whole berry cranberry sauce
3 Tbsp. fresh lemon juice
1 tsp. fresh grated lemon peel ( I use orange)
1 /4 tsp. ground nutmeg
2 C. sour cream
1/2 C. chopped pecans
Drain pineapple well, reserving liquid.
Add juice to Jell-O in a 2 quart saucepan.Stir in water.Heat to boiling and stir to dissolve gelatin.
Blend in cranberry sauce with a fork until blended. (Lumps dissolved.)
Add lemon juice, peel and nutmeg.
Chill until mixture thickens slightly.
Blend in sour cream.
Fold in pineapple and pecans.
Chill until firm in a bowl or mold.