Frozen Cranberry Banana Salad Recipe
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Frozen Cranberry Banana Salad Recipe

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A luscious combination of sweet and tangy, crunchy and creamy, this pretty salad makes a great side dish or dessert. Its light pink color and delicate banana flavor make it perfect for a bridal shower or ladies' luncheon. —Phylis Hoffman, Conway, Arkansas
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + freezing
MAKES:12-16 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + freezing
MAKES: 12-16 servings


  • 1 can (20 ounces) pineapple tidbits
  • 5 medium firm bananas, halved lengthwise and sliced
  • 1 can (14 ounces) whole-berry cranberry sauce
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 carton (12 ounces) frozen whipped topping, thawed
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts

Nutritional Facts

1 piece: 200 calories, 6g fat (4g saturated fat), 0mg cholesterol, 7mg sodium, 35g carbohydrate (27g sugars, 2g fiber), 1g protein .


  1. Drain pineapple juice into a medium bowl; set pineapple aside. Add bananas to the juice. In a large bowl, combine cranberry sauce and sugar. Remove bananas, discarding juice, and add to cranberry mixture. Stir in pineapple, whipped topping and nuts.
  2. Pour into a 13-in. x 9-in. dish. Freeze until solid. Remove from the freezer 15 minutes before cutting. Yield: 12-16 servings.
Originally published as Frozen Cranberry Banana Salad in Taste of Home April/May 1994, p29

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mamaknowsbest 11037
Reviewed May. 16, 2014

"I make this frozen dish frequently as an afternoon snack for teenaagers. I now add very little whipped topping. It is very sweet on its own and reminds the boys more of a snack then a salad. Makes a great 'refresher' after a hot afternoon of yard work!!"

Marykauhi 6807
Reviewed Apr. 30, 2014

"What a great dessert! Because I wanted to use it as a salad, I left out the sugar. Still a bit sweet for what I want in a salad. Next time I'll try replacing some of the whipped topping with sour cream or Greek yogurt. Might give is just the bite I prefer for a salad. But for a dessert, it's quite marvelous just the way it is!"

shecooksalot 6803
Reviewed Jun. 6, 2013

"My family and I really enjoyed this fruit salad like dessert. I am probably going to try it without freezing next time (more like a regular fruit salad) because I think that it would be very good that way too!"

lgfountain 6217
Reviewed Mar. 3, 2010

"This is an absolutely marvelous dessert served partially frozen or fresh from the fridge. It's a keeper recipe I will make often-great for summer or winter holidays."

BasketCase61 8116
Reviewed Jun. 26, 2009

"This has become one of our favorites! I never add the sugar but sometimes add a sprinkle of sugar free jello if needed."

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