Festive Cranberry Salad
Total TimePrep: 10 min. + freezing
- 1 can (14 ounces) sweetened condensed milk
- 1/4 cup lemon juice
- 1 can (20 ounces) crushed pineapple, drained
- 1 can (14 ounces) whole-berry cranberry sauce
- 2 cups miniature marshmallows
- 1/2 cup chopped pecans
- Red food coloring, optional
- 1 carton (8 ounces) frozen whipped topping, thawed
- In a bowl, combine milk and lemon juice; mix well. Stir in pineapple, cranberry sauce, marshmallows, pecans and food coloring if desired. Fold in whipped topping. Spoon into a 13-in. x 9-in. baking dish. Freeze until firm, 4 hours or overnight. Cut into squares.
Nutrition Facts1 each: 227 calories, 7g fat (4g saturated fat), 8mg cholesterol, 41mg sodium, 39g carbohydrate (30g sugars, 1g fiber), 3g protein.
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Apr 20, 2017
I omitted the pecans and marshmallows and it was still delicious. Instead of using a 9 x 13 pan, I frozen these in cupcake liners. Once frozen, I stored them in the freezer in an airtight container. A nice dish to serve at Thanksgiving, but also very refreshing in the summertime.
Nov 26, 2016
Easy delicious omitted nuts because of allergy will definitely make again.
Jul 4, 2015
Love this!! It reminds me of the old fashioned ambrosia my Mom made in years past, but with a new modern twist!! Definitely a keeper!!
Dec 18, 2014
I've been making this salad at Christmas and Thanksgiving for many years and everyone always enjoys it. At the request of my co-workers one year, I was asked to enter it for our branch into the city wide Bank Christmas party dessert contest. It took 1st Place, and it technically is a salad. THAT'S HOW GOOD IT IS! Give it a try!
Dec 1, 2014
I recall preparing this salad when my family was at our home for either Christmas OR Thanksgiving Day. If I remember correctly, it was quite some time back. I thought it came out nicely-my family honestly found other cranberry salads more to their taste! I didn't use any pecans in the salad! delowenstein
Dec 26, 2013
I made this salad for Christmas dinner and it was delicious. I used 1/2 c pecan chips and would add more the next time. Also made it a day ahead and placed into a clear glass bowl for presentation. It set-up well in the fridge overnight w/out having to freeze it. Used 1/2 tsp red food coloring which was not enough as it turned out "pink"! Yummy, nonetheless! Will definitely make again, it is so easy and tasty. It serves more than 16 people, probably more like 20.
Dec 26, 2013
I made this salad for Christmas dinner and it was delicious. I used 1/2 c pecan chips and would add more the next time. Also made it a day ahead, placed into a clear glass bowl. It set-up well in the fridge overnight w/out having to freeze it. Used 1/2 tsp red food coloring, but would use more the next time as it turned out "pink"! Yummy, nonetheless! Will definitely make again, it is so easy and tasty. It serves more than 16, probably 20 people.
Dec 11, 2013
Best salad ever. I make this every year for the holidays, it's become a tradition. I have had my guests ask me to make it.
Dec 30, 2010
We love this recipe! We have served it for holidays for many years and it is a favorite. My kids affectionately call it "Purple Puff".
Nov 30, 2010
I did not freeze this because it was really good just as a salad. Everyone loved it!