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Holiday Cranberry Delight Recipe

This holiday salad stars cranberries in a tart ruby topping that sits on a snow-white cream cheese layer.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + chilling Cook: 25 min. YIELD:8 servings


  • 1 cup graham cracker crumbs
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted
  • 2 cups fresh or frozen cranberries
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/3 cup chopped pecans
  • 3 tablespoons orange marmalade
  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 1/3 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1 tablespoon milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream, whipped


  • 1. Combine crumbs and butter; press into an ungreased 8-in. square baking dish. Chill.
  • 2. In a saucepan, combine cranberries, sugar and water; bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer for 20 minutes. Remove from the heat. Stir in pecans and marmalade; refrigerate until completely cool.
  • 3. Meanwhile, combine cream cheese, confectioners' sugar, milk and vanilla in a bowl; beat until smooth. Fold in whipped cream. Spread over crust. Top with cranberry mixture. Refrigerate for at least 2 hours. Yield: 8 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 479 calories, 31g fat (17g saturated fat), 88mg cholesterol, 222mg sodium, 48g carbohydrate (39g sugars, 2g fiber), 4g protein.

Reviews for Holiday Cranberry Delight

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judymari User ID: 3275386 32567
Reviewed Nov. 28, 2009

"Daughter made this at Thanksgiving and it was wonderful! Even those who didn't particularly like cranberries liked it. It was fluffy and very rich with the delicate contrast of slightly tart cranberries. Crunch of the graham crackers was great with the fluff... it just has too much fat and calories. Very tasty though!"

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