Cranberry Ambrosia Salad

Total Time

Prep: 20 min. + chilling


9 servings

Updated: Feb. 24, 2023
My paternal grandmother used to make this for Christmas dinner. I'm not sure how many batches she made since there were nearly 50 aunts, uncles and cousins in our family. I still make the recipe in memory of her, and it's still as good as I remember. —Janet Hurley, Shell Rock, Iowa
Cranberry Ambrosia Salad Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 1 pound fresh or frozen cranberries
  • 1 can (20 ounces) crushed pineapple, drained
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 cups miniature marshmallows
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream, whipped
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans


  1. In a food processor, cover and process cranberries until coarsely chopped. Transfer to a large bowl; stir in pineapple and sugar. Cover and refrigerate overnight.
  2. Just before serving, fold in marshmallows, whipped cream and pecans. If desired, top with additional chopped pecans.

Nutrition Facts

3/4 cup: 331 calories, 15g fat (7g saturated fat), 36mg cholesterol, 17mg sodium, 52g carbohydrate (43g sugars, 3g fiber), 2g protein.