A time honored Thanksgiving salad that's at our table every year. Sweet and slightly tart, it is a colorful addition to any feast.
INGREDIENTS (for 2 servings):
- 2 cups water
- 1 (6 ounce) package strawberry flavored gelatin mix
- 1 (10 ounce) package frozen strawberries, thawed
- 1 (16 ounce) can whole cranberry sauce
- 1/2 cup chopped pecans
- 8 leaves lettuce
- 1 (3 ounce) package cream cheese, softened
- 1 cup sour cream
- 1/3 cup white sugar
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice
Boil the water and combine with the strawberry flavored gelatin mix in a medium bowl. Mix in the strawberries, cranberry sauce and pecans. Transfer to a 2 quart mold. Chill in the refrigerator 6 to 8 hours, or overnight.
Place the molded gelatin mixture on a serving plate and surround the base with lettuce leaves.
In a medium bowl, mix the cream cheese, sour cream, sugar and lemon juice with an electric mixer until well blended. Use this mixture as a topping for each serving of salad.