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Scrumptious Cranberry Mousse

Refreshing Cranberry Mousse Dessert

Cranberry Mousse

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Refreshing Cranberry Mousse Dessert

Cranberry Mousse

This is a beautiful salad for the holidays, but perfect for anytime of the year.  Light, refreshing and can be made smooth by pureeing the ingredients or left a bit chunky – your choice.  ENJOY!


Cranberry Mousse


6 oz. package strawberry gelatin

1 cup boiling water

20 oz can crushed pineapple

14 oz. can whole-berry cranberry sauce

3 Tablespoons fresh lemon juice

1 teaspoon fresh lemon rind, grated

1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg

2 cups (16 ounces) sour cream


In a large bowl, dissolve the gelatin in boiling water. Stir well for THREE minutes.cranberry mousse 1Wash the lemon with soap and water then grate the lemon rind, using care to ONLY grate the top of the top of the yellow layer and not the white pith, which will make it make the mouse bitter.cranberry mousse 2Now cut the lemon in half and squeeze out the juice by twisting a fork inside the flesh to extract all the juice possible into a cup.  Then measure out 3 Tablespoons. If necessary, add in bottled juice to make up the difference.cranberry mousse 3

Drain the pineapple well; using a spoon to press out the juice, reserving the pineapple juice and set aside.cranberry mousse 4In a mini processor puree the cranberry sauce. cranberry mousse 5To the dissolved gelatin, add in the reserved pineapple juice, 3 Tbl. lemon juice, nutmeg, drained crushed pineapple and sour cream.  cranberry mousse 6Pour into a large serving bowl or individual serving cups, the gelatin mixture and chill until set; at least 2 hours.  serves 16-20.cranberry mousse 7OPTION:  Puree the pineapple and the cranberry together for a smooth mousse.

Adapted slightly from Taste of Home

Copyright Carrie Groneman, A Mother’s Shadow, 2014

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  1. I admit not really one to make a lot of mousses here, but yours looks out of this world with all the fruit flavors you used. Cap definitely a winner in my book 😉

  2. Diane Roark says:


    I love recipes that are light and fluffy like a mousse. I also enjoy cranberries and pineapple. This salad looks like a winner at my house.

    Thanks for sharing.
    Diane Roark

  3. Jill says:

    This looks wonderful!

  4. Angie says:

    Thank you so much for sharing this on the ChainLinkyCLIMB – I loved it so much that I shared it on google+
    Have a great day!

  5. Bobbi says:

    Hello!! Just wanted to let you know I will be using this in a round up (posting soon) from the Teach Me Tuesday party! Very much appreciate you linking up with us 😉

  6. What a pretty jello dish! Thanks for linking up to Creative K Kid’s Tasty Tuesdays Linky Party. I’ve pinned your post to the Tasty Tuesday’s Pinterest board.

  7. Yum! That sounds absolutely wonderful! Thanks so much for sharing it with us at Foodie Fridays! Pinning!

  8. oh my goodness sweetie this looks fantastic and so festive too, I hope you’ll stop by and add your post to the party

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