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Cranberry Jelled Salad or Jam
4 votes


Tasty dish using crushed pineapple & fresh cranberries.

Best Used By Blood Types:
  • Type A (5 beneficials)
  • Type AB (4 beneficials)
  • Type B (4 beneficials)
  • Type O (3 beneficials)
  • Salad
  • 12 ounce package cranberries (1/2 package)
  • 1 can of crushed pineapple
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 cup sugar [or 1/4 cup agave]
  • 2 Tablespoon agar agar [or fruit pectin]
  • 1/4 cup chopped walnuts (optional)
  • chopped ginger (optional)
How to make it:
  1. Wash & pick over the cranberries, removing any shriveled cranberries.
  2. Use only 1/2 the cranberries for this recipe. (I haven't tried doubling the recipe so can't tell you if it will work or not).
  3. Place cranberries in a blender along with 1/4 cup of the juice from the canned pineapple.
  4. Place water & sugar [or agave] in a saucepan & bring to a boil.
  5. Add cranberry/pineapple juice mix to the saucepan. Reduce temperature to simmer & cook for 10 minutes. Add 1/4 cup drained crushed pineapple (squeeze out all juice) and continue to simmer for 5 minutes.
  6. Add agar [or fruit pectin] & simmer for 5 more minutes.
  7. Add walnuts and/or chopped ginger.
  8. Refrigerate until firm.


    This makes a good replacement for cranberry relish, cranberry sauce, cranberry jello, or as a jam for toast.


BTD Core Ingredients Analysis:

NameNotesA SecA NonABSecABNonB SecB NonO SecO Non
Pineapple1 ,2 B B B B B B N N
Cranberry2 B B B B B B N N

BTD Variations and Substitutions Analysis:

Nut/Seed Product(s)
NameNotesA SecA NonABSecABNonB SecB NonO SecO Non
Walnut (English)2 ,3 B B B B N B B B
Walnut (Black)2 ,3 B B B B B B B B

Condiment Product(s)
NameNotesA SecA NonABSecABNonB SecB NonO SecO Non
Apple Pectin- N N N N N N N N

Sweetener Product(s)
NameNotesA SecA NonABSecABNonB SecB NonO SecO Non
Agave Syrup- N N N N N N N N
Sugar (Brown/White)- N A N A N A N A

Vegetable Product(s)
NameNotesA SecA NonABSecABNonB SecB NonO SecO Non
Agar- N A N A N A N A
Ginger2 B B N B B B B B

[1] This recipe uses ingredients with a high glycemic index.
[2] This recipe uses ingredients which may help limit bacterial overgrowth.
[3] This recipe uses ingredients which are known to be common allergens.

  • This recipe is gluten free.
  • This recipe uses ecologically friendly ingredients.

    If an ingredient is an avoid for your blood type, then try using a BTD compliant variant/substitute or leaving the item out of the recipe.

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    Revision History:
    • Revised Oct 04, 2007 at 02:20 PM By: Drea