Go Back
+ servings
Cranberry Jello Salad with crushed pineapples and cream cheese topping on a serving plate

Pineapple Cranberry Jello Salad

Pineapple Cranberry Jello Salad with crushed pineapple, cranberry sauce, and cream cheese topping is a festive addition to any holiday get-together. A delicious medley of sweet and tangy, it's sure to be a crowd favorite!
Course Dessert, Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword cranberry jello salad
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Chilling Time 2 hours
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 12 Servings
Calories 194kcal
Author Lalaine


  • 1 box (6 ounces) lemon jello
  • 1 cup boiling water
  • 8 ounces ginger ale
  • 1 cup crushed pineapples, drained well
  • 1 can (14 ounces) jellied cranberry sauce, lightly mashed
  • 1 package (1.3 ounces) Dream Whip
  • 1/2 cup cold milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 4 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts


  • Lightly grease a 9 x 13 dish with nonstick cooking spray and set aside.
  • In a large bowl, combine gelatin and boiling water. Stir until gelatin is completely dissolved.
  • Add ginger ale and stir well. 
  • Allow to partially set (but not firm). Add cranberry sauce and crushed pineapples. Stir until combined.
  • Pour mixture into prepared pan and cover with film. Chill in the refrigerator for about 1 to 2 hours or until firm.
  • In a bowl, combine Dream whip, milk, and vanilla. Beat with a hand mixer on low speed until blended. Beat on high speed for 3 to 4 minutes or until thickened and forms peaks.
  • In a bowl, beat cream cheese on LOW speed until smooth and fluffy.
  • Gently fold in whipped topping into cream cheese until incorporated. 
  • Spread cream cheese topping on the set gelatin mixture and sprinkle with chopped walnuts.
  •  Cut into squares to serve.


Calories: 194kcal | Carbohydrates: 37g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 2mg | Sodium: 150mg | Potassium: 131mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 35g | Vitamin A: 60IU | Vitamin C: 5.1mg | Calcium: 60mg | Iron: 0.4mg