Creamy Cranberry Salad Recipe
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Creamy Cranberry Salad Recipe

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One of my piano students taught me the perfect lesson in salad for the holidays. The keys are cranberries, pineapple, marshmallows and nuts. —Alexandra Lypecky, Dearborn, Michigan
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + chilling
MAKES:16 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + chilling
MAKES: 16 servings


  • 3 cups fresh or frozen cranberries (thawed), chopped
  • 1 can (20 ounces) unsweetened crushed pineapple, drained
  • 2 cups miniature marshmallows
  • 1 medium apple, chopped
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups heavy whipping cream
  • 1/4 cup chopped walnuts

Nutritional Facts

1/2 cup: 202 calories, 12g fat (7g saturated fat), 41mg cholesterol, 36mg sodium, 23g carbohydrate (20g sugars, 1g fiber), 1g protein.


  1. In a large bowl, mix the first six ingredients until blended. Refrigerate, covered, overnight.
  2. In a large bowl, beat cream until stiff peaks form. Just before serving, fold cream and walnuts into cranberry mixture. Yield: 16 servings (1/2 cup each).
Originally published as Creamy Cranberry Salad in Country December/January 1999, p49

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Chris User ID: 8975951 257363
Reviewed Nov. 27, 2016

"Thank you for sharing this recipe on Facebook. I made this for Thanksgiving dinner and it was an overwhelming hit! Im adding it to my Christmas dinner menu as well. This recipe will now be a holiday tradition."

donnapieron User ID: 8329479 257266
Reviewed Nov. 25, 2016

"I guess I don't care for raw cranberries....everything was great about this recipe except for the toughness of the cranberries. I wonder if they can be partially cooked before adding to the salad. My husband felt the same way, as I noticed him trying to chew and swallow. Will try again or perhaps use the dreaded canned whole berry cranberry sauce."

Jim User ID: 8974809 257235
Reviewed Nov. 24, 2016

"Small error estimate on "16 servings". Just made this for Thanksgiving 2016 and 7 people consumed it all!"

Nessa.03 User ID: 7651380 256888
Reviewed Nov. 17, 2016


ddward6090 User ID: 581039 256367
Reviewed Nov. 3, 2016

"Do you measure the cranberries before or after they are chopped?"

annsway1 User ID: 1667005 255407
Reviewed Oct. 13, 2016

"Wonderful change from the cranberry salad I have been eating for 30 years! lol"

skylargrace User ID: 8811774 246727
Reviewed Apr. 7, 2016

"I made this for Easter dinner and my family loved it! I did add more walnuts than the recipe called for, for that extra crunch. Also, I liked the idea of it staying fresh and not runny for a week after Easter. We ate every bite to the bottom of the bowl!"

hughesbambi User ID: 2603719 246359
Reviewed Mar. 31, 2016

"Really, Really Good. I was so happy to find a recipe that used whipping cream instead of chemical laden whipped toppings. I will definitely made this a lot."

harveena User ID: 361795 244945
Reviewed Mar. 5, 2016

"Followed the recipe, no changes and everyone loved it."

Catbird513 User ID: 8551474 244252
Reviewed Feb. 21, 2016

"I cook in an elementary school and made this for the kids and they loved it. I did not have whole cranberries so I used canned cranberry sauce and it worked fine. I also could not put in the walnuts due to allergies. This is a keeper and I will make it again."

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