Cranberry Fluff Salad

Total Time

Prep: 10 min. + chilling


10 servings

Updated: Jun. 27, 2023
It wasn't Thanksgiving without my grandmother's cool and tangy cranberry fluff. With only four ingredients, it's a cinch to make. Now my siblings and I carry on her tradition. —Leah Nicholes, San Diego, California
Cranberry Fluff Salad Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 1 package (12 ounces) fresh or frozen cranberries, thawed
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2 cups heavy whipping cream
  • 1 cup chopped pecans, toasted


  1. Pulse cranberries in a food processor until coarsely chopped; transfer to a large bowl. Stir in sugar; refrigerate, covered, at least 2 hours.
  2. To serve, beat cream until soft peaks form. Stir pecans into cranberry mixture; fold in whipped cream. If desired, top with additional cranberries and chopped pecans.
Sugared Cranberries
Heat 3 tablespoons light corn syrup in microwave until warm; gently toss with 1 cup fresh or frozen cranberries, allowing excess syrup to drip off. Toss in 1/3 cup sugar to coat. Place on waxed paper; let stand until set, about 1 hour. 

Nutrition Facts

3/4 cup: 413 calories, 26g fat (12g saturated fat), 66mg cholesterol, 19mg sodium, 47g carbohydrate (43g sugars, 3g fiber), 2g protein.

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