A Crafts Community For Craft Ideas & DIY Projects - Craftster.org
Help | About | Contact | Press | Advertise | Terms | Site Map
Welcome, Guest.
Please login or register.
Random Tip: Join us for fun, contests and discussions on Craftster's Facebook page!
Total Members: 298,779
Currently Running With Scissors:
419 Guests and 7 Users
Home Craftster Community Crafting Articles Craft Tutorials My Craftster Crafting Calendar City Guides Craft Shop


Pages: [1]
Jump to page:
  Show Images Only     Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
Topic: Grandma's Cranberry Mold  (Read 1040 times)
Tags for this thread: recipe  Add new tag
Share the love... Pin it Submit to reddit add to Wists
1+
 
LollyPopRage
Happy Homemaker
Offline Offline

Posts: 72
Joined: 15-Apr-2011

I love to cook, crochet, and spoil my hubby <3


View Profile WWW
« on: March 11, 2013 05:43:09 PM »

Been a long time gone, so thought I'd bring you a special side (or cool summer snack) as an apology.


Grandma's Cranberry Mold!
(Note: Thicker than appears in photo, there were cranberries hiding in there a layer below)

Do not be put off by the cranberries(honestly I don't like whole cranberries, but I love this dish and begged Granny for the recipe), this is actually a subtly sweet dish. Nobody tell Grandma I'm putting this up here, but the world must know! I have made this for Holidays and per request via Hubby. He's not a fan of cranberry sauce oddly enough, but this is just the right flavor for him.


You will want to make this the night before, it takes around 12 hours to set fully!

What you need:
~A nonstick pot (a 2qt is generally the size I use)
~Wooden or plastic spoon you do not mind getting stained (It WILL get stained)
~Measuring cup (with oz markings if you have it)
~Some kind of mold with a lid or plastic wrap to cover. I have a covered casserole dish(pictured) that works wonderfully for this.

Ingredients:
~2 packs 3oz Cherry Jello (Or 1 6oz pack if you can find it. Black Cherry also works find, no fizzy/color-changing ones though)
~1 16oz can Whole Cranberry Sauce
~1 16oz can or jar Plain Apple Sauce (I have difficulty finding 16oz exact of this. 14oz will work too, or measure out 16oz)
~1 cup boiling water

* Bring 1 cup water to boiling in your pot.
* Ignore the directions on the jello packaging! Dissolve the 6oz jello in the cup of boiling water, do not reduce heat.
* Stir in the whole cranberry sauce until the sauce is completely melted.
* Turn heat off and mix in apple sauce, making sure to thoroughly blend it and scrape the sides of the pot.
* Pour mixture into mold or dish. Mold should be lightly oiled (drop or two of oil smeared with a paper towel works), but dishes/bowls need not be (I have never had an issue getting it out of my casserole dish and I never oil it down).
* Allow to cool slightly before covering and placing in fridge, let set for at least 12 hours.


That's all there is to it. My husband really gets excited when he sees me tossing whole cranberry sauce into the grocery cart, he knows sometime that week he's having it. Cheap to make and provides plenty. Also Grandma wouldn't really get upset by me posting this, I just like to pick on her hehehe

Here's a comparison picture to help you get an idea of how much this makes.

(I made way too much for two people Thanksgiving. I miss being home and having people to share all this with, or at least share the cooking responsibilities with! Had a ton of fun experimenting with leftovers and thankfully nothing went to waste save some turkey bones)
THIS ROCKS   Logged

Always looking for something to keep me busy.
MissingWillow
Miscellaneous Topics Moderator
Sewing in General Moderator

Tutorial Contributor

Friend of Craftster Friend of Craftster

Offline Offline

Posts: 9597
Joined: 31-May-2010


View Profile WWW available for personal swaps
« Reply #1 on: March 11, 2013 05:46:38 PM »

Makes me want to bake a turkey with all the sides!  Thanks for sharing.   Smiley
THIS ROCKS   Logged

LollyPopRage
Happy Homemaker
Offline Offline

Posts: 72
Joined: 15-Apr-2011

I love to cook, crochet, and spoil my hubby <3


View Profile WWW
« Reply #2 on: March 11, 2013 06:01:31 PM »

It goes -really- well with turkey and ham type dinners <3
THIS ROCKS   Logged

Always looking for something to keep me busy.
v3nu5
"Imagination is more important than knowledge." -Albert Einstein
Offline Offline

Posts: 2557
Joined: 30-Nov-2008


View Profile WWW
« Reply #3 on: March 11, 2013 08:42:56 PM »

Oh how I love thanksgiving & cranberries. This sounds delicious, maybe try this for Easter?
THIS ROCKS   Logged

LollyPopRage
Happy Homemaker
Offline Offline

Posts: 72
Joined: 15-Apr-2011

I love to cook, crochet, and spoil my hubby <3


View Profile WWW
« Reply #4 on: March 12, 2013 11:41:08 AM »

I was thinking to do so. Deviled eggs, ham, green beans, lemonaide, cranberry mold <3 sounds like a pretty good Easter meal to me.
THIS ROCKS   Logged

Always looking for something to keep me busy.
mrsflibble
Offline Offline

Posts: 3199
Joined: 29-Jan-2008

will work for yarn


View Profile
« Reply #5 on: March 12, 2013 01:11:19 PM »

like cranberry sauce, would it freeze? it looks lovely!
THIS ROCKS   Logged
LollyPopRage
Happy Homemaker
Offline Offline

Posts: 72
Joined: 15-Apr-2011

I love to cook, crochet, and spoil my hubby <3


View Profile WWW
« Reply #6 on: March 13, 2013 01:05:54 PM »

Thank you. As for if it would freeze(safely and be able to be eaten later), I honestly wouldn't have a clue, it usually doesn't last but 3 days max before eaten up in my family. Even just the two of us, we tend to eat it rather quickly.

Makes an appetizing idea for a slushy though now that you mention it or cranberry pops...heh. I'll have to try that
THIS ROCKS   Logged

Always looking for something to keep me busy.
Threads you might like:
Pages: [1] Jump to page:
  Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
 
Jump to:  



FacebookTwitterPinterest
only results with images
include swap threads
advanced search



your ad could be here!

How-To Videos
Designer Makes Clothes from Fermented Tea
Milan Shoe of the Day: Fendi
Style Guide: Black On Black
Styling Ideas for Winter Boots and Coats
How to Wear a White Slogan T-Shirt
Latest Blog Articles
Tute Tuesday: Dark Chocolate Bacon Pecan Pie
Amazing Altered Puzzles
Meatless Monday: Cottage Cheese Mousse

Comparison Shopping




Support Craftster
Become a
Friend of Craftster

Buy Craftster Swag
Buy Craft Supplies
Comparison Shopping

Craftster heartily thanks the following peeps...
Moderators

Follow Craftster...






Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.11 | SMF © 2006-2009, Simple Machines LLC
SimplePortal 2.3.5 © 2008-2012, SimplePortal
Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!

Copyright ©2003-2014, Craftster.org an Internet Brands company.