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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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."

jhlu User ID: 7181806 240651
Reviewed Dec. 30, 2015

"Absolutely will be making it again. It was very good and everyone else loved it too for Christmas. I would also halve the recipe for a smaller group. You don't have to wait just until you serve it to fold in the whipped cream and walnuts. It was fine the 2nd, 3rd, and even 4th day."

texvic User ID: 7767037 240600
Reviewed Dec. 30, 2015

"If you like any kind of whipped or fruit type salad then you will really enjoy this, I could not find cranberries fresh or frozen so I used frozen cherries, and it was delicious … Using the cherries makes it a deeper color than what it shows in the picture but no big deal, have to say that this is a keeper, thank you so much for sharing."

dsclements User ID: 4318294 240430
Reviewed Dec. 28, 2015

"Spectacular and crazy easy. I substituted a clementine for the apple and would do that again. Omitted the walnuts due to allergies. Regardless of the changes, everyone loved it."

mzgrinder User ID: 6418368 240194
Reviewed Dec. 25, 2015

"Very tasty and easy to put together. A Definite Winner! Even for the little kids that may not like fresh cranberries! Keeper..."

beltza User ID: 2199797 238604
Reviewed Dec. 2, 2015

"This was outstanding but I just realized I forgot the apple! Haha! Will definitely be making this again."

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