For your Thanksgiving dinner, you’re going to want a delicious Thanksgiving side dish that’s bright and colorful alongside your turkey, gravy, and mashed potatoes. People typically serve a traditional cranberry sauce, but I like this fun Raspberry Jello as an alternative.  

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Raspberry Jello: The Perfect Thanksgiving Side Dish to Brighten Up Your Table

This vibrant Jell-O will complement your turkey, Corn Souffle or casserole, and your Onion Souffle. Alongside the heavier Thanksgiving foods, the lightness of this dish is perfect, and it creates a nice balance of flavor.

gluten free corn souffle in an 8x8 pan

Easy Gluten Free Corn Soufflé

Corn Soufflé is the unsung hero of the holidays if you ask me. It’s an all star, old school dish that couldn’t be easier to make. If you’re feeling nervous about what to make for the holidays and need something foolproof, look no further. Plus, this corn soufflé is gluten free and you’d never even know it!

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Band Mother Buffet Salad

This Buffet Salad recipe is something you just have to trust me on! I know when you look at the ingredients you might think, how could that possibly work? But trust me, it absolutely does.

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From Sister’s Kitchen to Yours: A Generational Journey of Raspberry Jello Magic

Recipes are shared from family to family. My family has many from the Turner, Rhea, and Post families. This Jell-O recipe came from my sister’s kitchen, and it was passed down from our dear friends, the Rheas. Not only are recipes shared from generation to generation, but they are also shared sideways, from cousin to cousin. I love how families so joyfully and generously share recipes with people we love. It’s the beauty of those much-loved dishes that ties family together. 

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finished jello on plate with berries

Holiday Raspberry Jello Mold

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  • Author: Teri Turner
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 6 servings
  • Category: Side dish
  • Method: Assembled
  • Cuisine: American


People typically serve a traditional cranberry sauce, but I like this fun Raspberry Jello as an alternative.  I recommend making this the night before and leaving in the fridge for 12 hours or longer. 


  •   4 cups of hot water
  •   2 (6-ounce) packages of raspberry jello
  •   1/2 cup cold water
  •   1 1/2 cups regular or unsweetened apple sauce
  •   2 (12-ounce) bags frozen raspberries


  1. Bring water to boil and turn off heat.  Pour in the two packages of Jello-O and stir well.  Then add the cold water and stir well again until combined. Transfer to a large mixing bowl.
  2.  Add the apple sauce and stir, then add the raspberries and stir, making sure all of the ingredients are combined.
  3. Lightly spray mold with non stick cooking spray. Pour mixture into a mold (a bundt pan works great!) and chill for 12 hours or overnight.  When ready to serve, loosen gently from the pan with a knife.  If it doesn’t not slide out easily, dip the bottom of the pan into a sink of warm water for 10 seconds.


  • Serving Size: 1 slice
  • Calories: 106
  • Sugar: 12.6 g
  • Sodium: 9.9 mg
  • Fat: 1.1 g
  • Carbohydrates: 25.3 g
  • Protein: 2 g
  • Cholesterol: 0 mg

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