Monday, December 6, 2021

Cranberry Pretzel Salad


I'm having a teatime lunch in my Kozy Kitchen.  

I've made some chicken salad with cranberries and almonds, Christmas Scones, recipe found here, and Cranberry Pretzel Salad.  Miz Helen shared the Cranberry Pretzel Dessert on her blog.  All of her recipes are wonderful!

My sweet friend, Janne, brought me this surprise teacup after reading my blog this past week.  I have the book that goes to this, which I bought used, but never had the teacup.  Janne had two of these and so thoughtfully shared one with me.  I will think of her whenever I use it.  Thank you, Janne! Doesn't it look pretty with my Christmas quilt that I made years ago?


I know I've shared these darling salt and pepper shakers that belonged to my beloved Mom, but they always make me smile.  My Mom's friend, Aimee, gave them to her long ago.  


My son Kevin, and DIL, Kristen gifted me this Advent Calendar of teas.  Wasn't that the sweetest?  Kevin also gave Kristen a coffee bean version. Kristen's friends call Kevin "Mr. Wonderful"!!

My Lady Catherine's Tea Room is another treasure that my Mom and I found at K Mart years ago.  My "real" name is Catherine.  Cissy will get this someday, as her "real" name is Catherine, too.



Yield: It depends on the portion size
Author: Kitty, but adapted from Miz Helen's Country Cottage
Cranberry Pretzel Salad

Cranberry Pretzel Salad

My inspiration for this came from Miz Helen, but she calls hers a dessert, and it really is. However, I've always called the strawberry version, a salad.

Ingredients

  • Crust:
  • 2 cups crushed pretzels ( this can be done in the food processor or put in a bag and crushed by hand)
  • 2 tablespoons sugar (I used Splenda for baking)
  • 3/4 cup melted butter
  • Middle Layer:
  • 8 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar (I used Splenda for baking)
  • 1-8 ounce container of frozen whipped topping, thawed
  • Top Layer:
  • 1 small package of Jello (I used Black Cherry) Miz Helen uses cranberry, but I couldn't find it. Sugar free is fine to use.
  • 1 cup boiling water
  • 1 can of whole berry cranberry sauce

Instructions

  • Crust:
  • Mix the crushed pretzels, sugar, and melted butter together and pat in a 9"x13" pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 10 minutes. Cool.
  • Middle Layer:
  • Beat cream cheese and sugar until smooth. Fold in whipped topping. Pour over the cooled crust and refrigerate for about 30 minutes.
  • Top Layer:
  • Pour the boiling water over the Jello in a mixing bowl and stir until the Jello is dissolved. Add the can of whole berry cranberry sauce and mix well. Refrigerate this mixture until it thickens and resembles egg whites. Pour this on top of the cream cheese layer. Refrigerate for at least 4 hours in order for it to set completely.

Notes:

Whipped cream and fresh rosemary make for a pretty garnish!


Thank you for your visit!  xo




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27 comments:

  1. ] Kitty, Your table with quilted topper with your new teacup is so pretty and festive. I love those adorable salt & pepper shakers and sweet cottage too. My mom used to make a version of that pretzel salad, only with strawberries, it was so good. Enjoy your advent of teas! Wishing you a Merry Monday ♥

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  2. That salad sounds delicious! I am loving your new festive teacup.

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  3. So much Christmas loveliness in this post, lovely Kitty♡ How fabulous to have an Advent Calendar of Teas.....a new one to be enjoyed every day. I have never heard of such a thing. Those salt and pepper shakers are very sweet. How kind of Janne to gift you her beautiful teacup. Love that Christmassy quilt resting on the table, too.

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  4. Kitty, your teatime lunch looks delicious. I think your teacup and saucer is lovely and looks so pretty paired with the quilt you made. I love how you use and enjoy such special things from your mom. The pretzel salad looks so yummy, I love a pretzel crust. Have a lovely week.......

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  5. Kitty, you didn't mention the plate you used but I have a full set of those Christmas dishes, including the matching serving pieces, glasses, tablecloth and napkins. I bought them years ago, I think from Target. I remember my husband and I went to several stores searching for the pieces in order to complete the set. You always set such a fun, interesting table and I'm sure your family loves to come to your house and for tea and a delicious meal!

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  6. That salad looks wonderful. I love that recipe.
    Your cozy kitchen table is charming. The Advent Calendar of teas was a perfect gift for you. That would be fun to try a different tea each day.
    Your tea room cottage is a treasure!!! Enjoy your week.

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  7. Wowow! I can't like this post big enough!!! I would have to face-plant this luscious dish. 😅 I love everything cranberries! Your teacup is simply perfect on your gorgeous quilt. I LOVE the gift of teas...so very special. I hadn't remembered Cissy is your namesake. 🥰Oh what a lovely post to begin the month with. Thanks! XO

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  8. Kitty, your teatime lunch looks wonderful! I've made the strawberry pretzel salad, and would love to try the cranberry version. Your teacup and quilt are lovely. Love the Advent calendars!

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  9. You made such a nice cranberry pretzel salad that looks delicious. Thanks for sharing the pretty table decorated with the teacup and pretzel salad and recipe. I hope you have a nice week Kitty.

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  10. Lady Catherine's Tea Room is a lovely piece of decor to bring out at Christmas. Your table topper is so pretty. Enjoy those Advent teas!

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  11. Such an adorable lunch for one. The pretzel salad sounds so tasty, cool, and refreshing.

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  12. What a thoughtful friend to gift you a "Cup of Christmas Tree". A few years ago, one of my teacup swap partners surprised me by sending me a Cup of Christmas Tree. I've been hunting for this teacup for YEARS, so I was thrilled to receive it!

    The Advent calendar looks great! What a fun way to count down to Christmas!

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  13. What thoughtful gestures and little items, Kitty! I love your quilt topper, and all those little niceties make it all so cozy and Christmas-y. Sweet that Cissy's name is the same as yours. ❤

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  14. I do like your new festive teacup, and the salt and pepper shakers are wonderful.
    Enjoy the advent teas :)

    All the best Jan

    PS The salad looks and sounds good.

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  15. Oh, I used to love this salad! I haven't thought of it in years, Kitty! You've brought back yummy memories ...

    Merry Christmas.

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  16. I've never made one of these Jello pretzel salads Kitty, it is on my list of things to try:@) ~Cute~ S&P set! Have a great week!

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  17. That Christmas tea cup is beautiful! I love it. Such a neat advent tea Kitty. I've never seen anything like that. I do love the pretzel salad as I love anything with a crunch. I might just need to make one soon. Haven't made one in a few years. Hugs and blessings, Cindy

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  18. Your Christmas teacup is perfect for your Advent calendar, and I must say that is one of the best ones I've ever seen! :D
    My grandmother used to make a salad very similar to this one. I night have to try it during Christmas!

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  19. Kitty, such a pretty quilt topper and teacup. Love the tea advent, such a thoughtful gift. I adore Lady Catherine's tea room, how special to have that and pass it down. Merry Christmas Kitty.

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  20. What a darling tea cup, how sweet of Janne to give it to you! I love the tea room too and how sweet of your son to give you an advent calendar of teas!! Does anyone call you Catherine? My real name is Virginia…I have had strawberry pretzel salad and it’s sooo good!
    Jenna

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  21. I love your tea advent calendar and what a beautiful Christmas tea cup! I think I've had something similar to the pretzel salad in the past. It is delicious!

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  22. Oh, I was so happy to see a sugar-free recipe! I have been off white-refined sugar (at least for the most part) for many years, so even though I bake with regular sugar for Kevin and Zach, I don't usually eat any. Just on rare occasions. So I was so glad to see that this can be made sugar-free! Thank you so much for sharing, sweet friend. God bless you!

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  23. YUM -- I've never even thought of using cranberries like this!! Thanks for the inspiration and the delicious recipe - and the beautiful photos.

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  24. I adore that tea cup - i also have the book and read it yearly (always brings a tear to my eyes!). Your table quilt is beautiful and the salad sounds delish Merry Christmas!

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  25. We sure enjoyed featuring your awesome post this week and thanks so much for sharing it with us at Full Plate Thursday,567. Wishing you and your family a very Merry Christmas!
    Miz Helen

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