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Cranberry Waldorf Salad Recipe

Cranberry Waldorf Salad Recipe

Cranberries grow in the coastal area about 50 miles from our home. When they become available, I always make this creamy salad. —Faye Huff, Longview, Washington
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 40 min. + chilling YIELD:10-12 servings


  • 2 cups fresh or frozen cranberries, halved
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 3 cups miniature marshmallows
  • 2 cups chopped apples
  • 1/2 cup chopped nuts
  • 3/4 cup pineapple tidbits, drained
  • 1 cup halved green grapes
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream, whipped


  • 1. Combine cranberries and sugar; let stand 30 minutes. Add next five ingredients and mix well. Gently fold in whipped cream; chill. Yield: 10-12 servings.

Nutritional Facts

3/4 cup: 226 calories, 11g fat (5g saturated fat), 27mg cholesterol, 15mg sodium, 34g carbohydrate (28g sugars, 2g fiber), 2g protein.

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Kathleen User ID: 9077104 268742
Reviewed Jun. 30, 2017

"This is soooooo good - and so easy and, quick to put together! Yummm!"

angmclanc User ID: 3282588 267767
Reviewed Jun. 8, 2017

"A delicious and different treat for potlucks."

eileen344 User ID: 673346 265805
Reviewed May. 9, 2017

"I made half a recipe for our family gatherings of eight. The only change I made was that I used Cool Whip instead of whipped cream. Very good and less fat and calories."

4800 User ID: 1111548 265803
Reviewed May. 9, 2017

"I was given this recipe over 40 years ago and it is still a family favorite for Thanksgiving dinner. My old recipe had one direction differently - whip the cream and fold in the miniature marshmallows, then let that set in the refrigerator for 30 minutes. Otherwise, it is identical to this recipe and always a winner!"

tsuop User ID: 6274346 265802
Reviewed May. 9, 2017

"Waldorf in Waldorf Astoria. I would not use the marshmallows, other than that a good salad."

natasha333 User ID: 8083565 257994
Reviewed Dec. 11, 2016

"Made this for Thanksgiving and everyone loved it."

missteddybear User ID: 8940173 257921
Reviewed Dec. 10, 2016

"slocook805, they are good for you."

18grands User ID: 8681935 257429
Reviewed Nov. 29, 2016

"I made this for Thanksgiving dinner and it was a hit and had some left over. I added cut-up turkey the next day to make a delicious cranberry Waldorf turkey salad. The salad does get a but runny the second day but it made for a great tasting, moist salad."

slocook805 User ID: 7734059 256866
Reviewed Nov. 16, 2016

"I think someone needs to look up the definition of "Waldorf salad". This is a variation of Ambrosia. 1 star for the inclusion of marshmallows, sorry but I can't stand 'em."

KellyMcIntosh User ID: 8799073 256844
Reviewed Nov. 16, 2016


KristineChayes User ID: 1441542 256834
Reviewed Nov. 15, 2016

"I've always loved Waldorf salad. As to the name, it was named for the Waldorf Hotel where it was created in 1896. I booked my son in the Waldorf when he took the two-day New York Bar Exam, and he made sure he ordered it there, too! The addition of cranberries is interesting and tasty! My family and guests love this salad!"

gina.kapfhamer User ID: 8717427 256817
Reviewed Nov. 15, 2016

"Plan to double this up to make for our holiday office potluck!"

KOttow328 User ID: 8124250 13188
Reviewed Nov. 25, 2014

"My mom clipped this recipe out of a taste of home magazine almost 10 years ago I think, and we've been making it at thanksgivings ever since. Everyone I serve it to is amazed by the decadence of this salad, it almost doubles in size once you add the whipped cream, and we always make a batch with chopped candied walnuts and one without. The best results are when you make it the night before and let the whole concoction ferment in the sugars and add the heavy cream at the last minute before serving! A true hit in my family!"

[email protected] User ID: 5395246 20437
Reviewed Nov. 18, 2011

"This salad was excellent. I only added 1/2 cup sugar, and I used Cool Whip instead of heavy cream. This is a great holiday salad."

jdh0731 User ID: 3723039 34081
Reviewed May. 30, 2010

"Waldorf...What a name for a salad! I never heard of this until my early 30's, My co-worker, Ellen said that she was going to make a Waldorf salad. I stepped back a gave her a dumbfounded look and asked, "What is a..Waldorf..salad ? ? " She explained to me what it was. Just the name - Waldorf ! Wasn't there a character in one of the Star

Trek episodes? But, this and other Waldorf salads I had were good."

tkuehl User ID: 931784 33514
Reviewed Dec. 10, 2009

"I love this recipe, it's easy and festive at the table (it turns pink from the cranberries). I omitted the pineapple, and used toasted almonds for the nuts. I also chopped the frozen cranberries in a food processor and combined them with the sugar and marshmallows and chilled overnight. The next morning I added the remaining ingred and served. You can substitute 1 cup of whipped topping for the whipped cream. I am planning to make this recipe again for Christmas this year."

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