This is basically a molded salad with a birthday candle stuck in it. Call me crazy but I think this is AWESOME.
Here's how to make these retro cranberry candle salads.
1 1-lb. can Ocean Spray Whole Cranberry Sauce
1 3-oz. pkg. red, yellow or orange fruit-flavored gelatin
1 cup boiling water
1/4 tsp. salt
1 tbsp. lemon juice
1/2 cup Hellmann's Real Mayonnaise
1 apple or orange, peeled and diced
1/4 cup chopped walnuts
Heat cranberry sauce, strain, set berries aside. Dissolve gelatin in hot juice and water. Add salt and lemon juice.
Chill until thickened enough to mound slightly when dropped from a spoon.
Beat in mayonnaise with rotary beater until light and fluffy. Fold in cranberries, fruit and nuts.
Divide mixture evenly into eight 6-oz. fruit juice cans. Chill 4 hours or longer. Unmold. Garnish with real mayonnaise to taste.
To flame: Cut thin birthday candles in half to shorten. Insert into tops of cranberry candles. Light.