Bing Cherry-and-Cranberry Salad

This salad adds color and sweet-tart flavor.


Makes 10 to 12 servings

Recipe from

Southern Living

Recipe Time

Prep: 15 Minutes
Cook: 5 Minutes
Chill: 8 Hours


2 1/2 cups water
3 (3-ounce) packages black cherry-flavored gelatin
2 cups cola soft drink
1 (16-ounce) can whole-berry cranberry sauce
1 (15-ounce) can pitted Bing cherries, drained and quartered
2 cups chopped pecans, toasted


Bring 2 1/2 cups water to a boil in a large saucepan over high heat; remove from heat. Add gelatin, stirring 2 minutes or until gelatin dissolves.

Stir cola, cranberry sauce, cherries, and chopped pecans into gelatin mixture; pour into a lightly greased 12-cup ring mold. Cover and chill 8 hours or until firm.

Unmold congealed salad onto a serving platter.

Note: For testing purposes only, we used Coca-Cola for cola soft drink.