Christmas Recipes

Cranberry Candles

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  • 12 (6 ounce) empty fruit juice cans
  • 2 (16 ounce) cans whole cranberry sauce
  • 1 1/2 cups boiling water
  • 1 small box cherry Jell-O
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 orange, peeled and diced
  • 1/4 cup walnuts, chopped


  1. Heat cranberry sauce; strain and set berries aside.
  2. Combine hot juice and water; add gelatine, stirring until dissolved.
  3. Add salt and lemon juice. Cool; place in refrigerator until thickened enough to mound slightly when dropped from a spoon.
  4. Beat in mayonnaise with rotary beater until light and fluffy.
  5. Fold in cranberries, fruit and nuts.
  6. Divide mixture evenly into the fruit juice cans.
  7. Chill 4 hours or longer.
  8. Unmold on Christmas doilies.
  9. To flame, insert small wax birthday candles into tops of cranberry candles and light.

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