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Frozen Cranberry Salad Recipe

Frozen Cranberry Salad Recipe

I grew up in rural northwestern Montana, where my three sisters and I made meals and prepared food for 4-H contests. I've always loved cooking, and as the administrator of a retirement residence, I enjoy planning special events.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. + freezing YIELD:24 servings

Ingredients

  • 4 packages (3 ounces each) cream cheese, softened
  • 1/4 cup Miracle Whip
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 carton (16 ounces) frozen whipped topping, thawed
  • 2 cans (20 ounces each) crushed pineapple, drained
  • 2 cups chopped walnuts
  • 2 cups flaked coconut
  • 2 cans (16 ounces each) whole-berry cranberry sauce
  • 1 cup fresh or frozen cranberries, chopped, optional
  • Lettuce leaves

Directions

  • 1. In a large bowl, combine the cream cheese, Miracle Whip and sugar. Fold in the whipped topping; set aside.
  • 2. In a large bowl, combine the pineapple, nuts, coconut and cranberry sauce. Add cranberries if desired. Gently combine with cream cheese mixture. Spread into a 13-in. x 9-in. dish or three foil-lined 8-in. x 4-in. loaf pans. Cover and freeze.
  • 3. Remove from freezer 10-15 minutes before serving. Cut in squares or slices. Serve on lettuce leaves. Yield: 24 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 piece) equals 224 calories, 14 g fat (7 g saturated fat), 5 mg cholesterol, 51 mg sodium, 21 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 3 g protein.