Cranberry Ambrosia Salad Recipe
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Cranberry Ambrosia Salad Recipe

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My paternal grandmother used to make this for Christmas dinner. I'm not sure how many batches she made, as there were nearly fifty aunts, uncles and cousins in our family. I still make the recipe in memory of her, and it's still as good as I remember.—Janet Hurley, Shell Rock, Iowa
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + chilling
MAKES:9 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + chilling
MAKES: 9 servings


  • 1 pound fresh or frozen cranberries
  • 1 can (20 ounces) crushed pineapple, drained
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 cups miniature marshmallows
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream, whipped
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans

Nutritional Facts

3/4 cup: 331 calories, 15g fat (7g saturated fat), 36mg cholesterol, 17mg sodium, 52g carbohydrate (43g sugars, 3g fiber), 2g protein.


  1. In a food processor, cover and process cranberries until coarsely chopped. Transfer to a large bowl; stir in pineapple and sugar. Cover and refrigerate overnight.
  2. Just before serving, fold in the marshmallows, whipped cream and pecans. Yield: 9 servings.
Originally published as Cranberry Ambrosia Salad in Best Holiday Recipes 2013 2013, p84

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KariLouise User ID: 8679922 240591
Reviewed Dec. 30, 2015

"Wonderful tasting cranberry salad that receives rave reviews at family gatherings. We think our grandmother Stella used to make it. Enjoy!"

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