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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

Ingredients

  • 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: 200 calories, 12g fat (7g saturated fat), 34mg cholesterol, 32mg sodium, 23g carbohydrate (20g sugars, 1g fiber), 1g protein.

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, mix first six ingredients. Refrigerate, covered, overnight.
  2. To serve, beat cream until stiff peaks form. Fold whipped cream and walnuts into cranberry mixture. Yield: 16 servings (1/2 cup each).

Test Kitchen Tips
  • Make it easy on yourself. Pulse cranberries in a food processor to chop them.
  • To really bring the walnuts to life, toast them for a few minutes in a dry skillet. Stir occasionally and watch closely so they don't burn, Remove from the heat when fragrant.
  • Originally published as Creamy Cranberry Salad in Country December/January 1999, p49


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    ebow1 User ID: 5616038 263120
    Reviewed Mar. 6, 2017

    "I made this for Thanksgiving, everyone lived it. Making it again for Easter, wondering if anyone has tried different fruit."

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    Sharon User ID: 8999894 258640
    Reviewed Dec. 25, 2016

    "I made this for Thanksgiving and it was barely touched! I think I need to stick to more traditional homemade cranberry relish. I ended up eating it all by myself for lunch for a week."

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    Carole User ID: 8970849 258239
    Reviewed Dec. 17, 2016

    "I made this for Thanksgiving and it was a hit even with those who won't normally try anything different!"

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    missteddybear User ID: 8940173 258183
    Reviewed Dec. 15, 2016

    "leecruz, the recipe calls for FRESH OR FROZEN cranberries. hope that this helps. :)"

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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."

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    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."

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    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!"

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

    "Delicious!"

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

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

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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"

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