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), 0 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 User ID: 5826120 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 User ID: 6011692 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 User ID: 5888460 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 User ID: 2139385 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 User ID: 880538 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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