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Oma’s Frozen Raspberry Salad

Oma’s Frozen Raspberry Salad 

Oma's frozen Raspberry Salad

My lovely grandmother, Oma, was a German Immigrant from Russia.  She had so many amazing stories to tell.  During The Great Depression she actually lived in a converted chicken coupe!  Crazy huh!  She was a lover of food.  She was always wowing us with delicious recipes.

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My wonderful grandfather, Opa, didn’t like cranberries.  I’m not sure why- he just didn’t.  My grandmother called this salad “Frozen Raspberry Salad” and omitted the fact that there are cranberries hidden inside.

img_3278The cranberry hater was none the wiser!😉

Oma’s Frozen Raspberry Salad

has become a tradition for our families Thanksgiving feast.  We have not missed serving this salad at a Thanksgiving dinner for over 40 years!  Invited to a friends house?  “I’ll bring a salad”!  At home alone for Thanksgiving? It’s frozen so I can enjoy for a month!  There are some traditions that can’t be changed and Thanksgiving just wouldn’t feel like Thanksgiving without Oma’s Frozen Raspberry Salad!

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It’s a great addition to the dinner menu because it can be made ahead of time and left in the freezer until turkey day!  One less thing you need to do on the big day!

This salad is really easy to make!

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Oma’s Frozen Raspberry Salad 

You will need:

1/2 c. boiling water
1 pkg. (3 oz.) raspberry-flavored gelatin
1 pkg. (10 oz.) frozen raspberries, thawed 
1/8 tsp. salt
6 oz cream cheese, softened
1 Cup sour cream
1 (16 oz.) can whole cranberry sauce

To make:

Mix boiling water with gelatin and stir until dissolved.
Stir in raspberries
Mix sour cream, cream cheese, salt and cranberry sauce together until just blended.(Mixture will be slightly lumpy).
Mix into gelatin.
Pour mixture into 8 x 8  or 9 x 9 pan.
Cover and freeze.
Freeze for minimum of 24 hours.
(Can be stored in freezer for up to 2 months)
Before serving, remove frozen salad from freezer.
Let stand at room temperature 20 minutes to slightly thaw.
Cut salad into serving pieces. 
8″ x 8″ will make 16 side portions.

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Oma's Frozen Raspberry Salad
A frozen salad packed full of cranberries and raspberries. Great side salad for any large meal.
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Ingredients
  1. 1/2 c. boiling water
  2. 1 pkg. (3 oz.) raspberry-flavored gelatin
  3. 1 pkg. (10 oz.) frozen raspberries, thawed
  4. 1/8 tsp. salt
  5. 6 oz cream cheese, softened
  6. 1 Cup sour cream
  7. 1 (16 oz.) can whole cranberry sauce
Instructions
  1. Mix boiling water with gelatin and stir until dissolved.
  2. Stir in raspberries
  3. Mix sour cream, cream cheese, salt and cranberry sauce together until just blended.(Mixture will be slightly lumpy).
  4. Mix into gelatin.
  5. Pour mixture into 8 x 8 or 9 x 9 pan.
  6. Cover and freeze.
  7. Freeze for minimum of 24 hours.
  8. (Can be stored in freezer for up to 2 months)
  9. Before serving, remove frozen salad from freezer.
  10. Let stand at room temperature 20 minutes to slightly thaw.
  11. Cut salad into serving pieces.
  12. 8" x 8" will make 16 side portions.
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17 thoughts on “Oma’s Frozen Raspberry Salad

  1. Thank you so much for posting this on the Turn It Up Tuesday link party! My grandmother made a jello type recipe when I was growing up with mandarin oranges and pecans. I always thought it was a crazy recipe, but now that she’s passed this post is a great reminder of her (i know it’s a bit of a stretch). I always wondered what the lettuce was for… do you eat it or do you leave it? Would love to know your take on it!

    1. Patty-
      I’m glad I could bring some wonderful memories back!
      Food memories always seem to be the best for me!
      The lettuce can be eaten, it’s more of a garnish, it adds color and helps keep the melting contained.😀

  2. Oh my gosh, Michelle! This sounds just like a salad that my grandma used to make too! Looking at your photos brought memories of those flavours rushing back to me. What a lovely salad to bring for Thanksgiving! Thanks so much for sharing this special salad with us today at FF! 😀

  3. Hi there! Thanks for linking up with us at Happiness Is Homemade this past week! I was so excited by this recipe for your Oma’s raspberry salad that I decided to feature it on Sunday’s party – congrats! 🙂

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