Nutrients per serving

  • Calories  260
  • Protein  2 g
  • Carbohydrates  49 g
  • Fat  7 g
  • Cholesterol  17 mg
  • Sodium  69 mg
  • Potassium  45 mg
  • Phosphorus  27 mg
  • Calcium  15 mg
  • Fiber  0.9 g

Cranberries in Snow

DaVita dietitian, Kim from Missouri, helps her dialysis patients eat well and stay healthy with plenty of enthusiasm and mouthwatering recipes. Here’s your chance to give one of her recipes a try. Kim shares her lip-smacking, kidney-friendly Cranberries in Snow.

Diet types:

  • CKD non-dialysis
  • Dialysis
  • Diabetes

Recipe submitted by DaVita renal dietitian Kim from Missouri.

Portions: 15     Serving size: 1/2 cup


  • 3/4 cup water
  • 12 ounces fresh cranberries
  • 3 ounces cherry gelatin mix
  • 2-3/4 cups granulated sugar
  • 1 cup crushed pineapple, canned in juice
  • 8 ounces cream cheese
  • 2 cups whipped topping


  1. In a medium sauce pan, boil water.
  2. Add cranberries, return to boil then reduce heat to medium. Cook until tender (10 to 12 minutes).
  3. Remove from heat. Stir in gelatin and 2 cups of the sugar or Splenda. Stir until sweetener is dissolved. Let cool (approximately 30 minutes.)
  4. Add drained pineapple to gelatin. Mix well. Pour into a 9" x 13" pan and chill until set (approximately 1 hour).
  5. Set cream cheese out to soften.
  6. After cranberry dish is set, make topping in a large bowl by mixing remaining 3/4-cup sugar or Splenda®, cream cheese and whipped topping until smooth.
  7. Spread topping smoothly over cranberries.
  8. Refrigerate to chill topping. Serve cold.

Renal and renal diabetic food choices

  • 1 fruit, low potassium
  • 1-1/2 fat
  • 1-1/2 high calorie

Carbohydrate choices


Helpful hints

  • This is a wonderful year-round dish and very festive for winter holidays. 
  • Look for frozen whole cranberries when fresh cranberries are not in season.
  • If made with sugar-free gelatin and Splenda: 118 calories, 13 g carbohydrate; count as 1 carbohydrate choice.

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