Cranberry-Pecan Holiday Salad

This is a great holiday salad - even people who don't like cranberries will love this! Excellent with turkey or ham.

1 (12 to 16 oz.) package cranberries
1 c. sugar
1 (3 oz.) package cranberry gelatin (if not available use black cherry)
1 c. boiling water
1 c. broken pecans
Sour cream or whipped cream for garnish
      Wash cranberries and discard any soft or spoiled berries. Grind remaining cranberries in a food processor. Pour berries in a medium bowl. Add sugar and mix until dissolved. Stir in nuts. In the microwave, heat water to boiling in a glass (microwave safe) measuring cup. Dissolve gelatin in the hot water. Let mixture cool until it’s just warm. Pour gelatin liquid over cranberry mixture and stir well. Refrigerate until completely set. Serve with a dollop of sour cream or whipped cream. Yield: 12 servings.