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Cranberry Mousse Mold

Servings: 12
What a lovely and pretty dessert to serve at Thanksgiving. Place the dessert on the center of your dining table making a beautiful centerpiece for this special occasion. Placing fresh cranberries on the serving plate around the mold would make a very attractive presentation.

1 1/2 cups boiling water
1 pkg. (8-serving size) Cranberry Flavor Gelatin, or any red flavor gelatin
1 can (16 oz.) whole berry cranberry sauce
1 cup cold water
1 (8 oz.) container frozen non-dairy whipped topping, thawed, divided

Stir boiling water into dry gelatin in large bowl at least 2 minutes until completely dissolved. Add cranberry sauce; stir until melted. Stir in cold water. Pour 2 cups of the gelatin mixture into 6-cup mold sprayed with cooking spray. Refrigerate 45 minutes or until set but not firm. (Gelatin should stick to finger and should mound.)

Meanwhile, refrigerate remaining gelatin mixture 30 minutes or until slightly thickened (consistency of unbeaten egg whites). Add 2 cups of the whipped topping; stir with wire whisk until well blended. Pour over gelatin in mold.

Refrigerate 4 hours or until firm. Unmold. Top with remaining whipped topping just before serving. Store leftover gelatin mold in refrigerator.

Makes 12 servings, about 12 cup each.

How To Unmold Gelatin

Dip mold in warm water for about 15 seconds. Gently pull gelatin from around edges with moist fingers. Place moistened serving plate on top of mold. Invert mold and plate; holding mold and plate together, shake slightly to loosen. Gently remove mold and center gelatin on plate.

Date: October 17, 2004