Cranapple Cream Cheese Jello Mold
Victoria BelangerJello molds are usually reserved for dessert, but this recipe, which contains cranberry juice, apples and cream cheese, makes a dynamic substitute for traditional cranberry sauce. Serve it during Thanksgiving dinner alongside the mashed potatoes and candied yams. It's both tangy and creamy, but not too sweet to accompany your savory main dishes and sides. A ring of crisp apples suspended in the cranberry jello add a bit of crunch, while the cream cheese layer nicely complements the cranapple layer. Your dinner guests are sure to be impressed by the innovation on a holiday classic and the artful presentation.
What You'll Need to Make the Cranapple Cream Cheese Jello Mold:
- 3/4 cup cold water
- 3 envelopes of unflavored gelatin
- 4 cups cranberry juice
- About 1 1/2 peeled and sliced apples
- 1 (8oz) package of cream cheese
- A round or ring shaped mold
See below for step-by-step instructions on making the Cranapple Cream Cheese Mold.
As a frequent guest at friends' dinner parties, Victoria Belanger was tired of bringing the requisite bottle of wine or box of pastries. She wanted to be more creative and bring something fun that everyone could get excited about. Thus began her popular and successful experimentation with Jello molding. With a formal education in photography, the next logical step was to photograph all her wiggly molds and share them with the world. She started a blog and dubbed herself The Jello Mold Mistress of Brooklyn. Victoria's blog has received press attention from The New York Times, Food & Wine Magazine, and a radio interview for "The Splendid Table," just to name a few. See all her Jello Mold creations at her blog.
More Thanksgiving Recipes and Tips:
- See all our Thanksgiving menus and cooking tips here.
- Get more delicious turkey recipes.
- Looking for an adorable Thanksgiving dessert? Check out these turkey cupcakes.
- Get Thanksgiving crafts, decorations and entertaining tips from Holidash.