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Fluffy Cranberry Delight Recipe

Fluffy Cranberry Delight Recipe

This was originally my daughter's recipe, and she or I will make it for one or more of our holiday get-togethers. It can be served as a fruit salad along with the meal or as a light dessert. It's particularly pretty in a cut-glass bowl on a buffet. —Ruth Bolduc, Conway, New Hampshire
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + chilling YIELD:8-10 servings


  • 4 cups cranberries
  • 1-1/2 cups sugar
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 1 envelope unflavored gelatin
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons orange juice
  • 1-1/2 cups heavy whipping cream
  • 3 tablespoons confectioners' sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


  • 1. In a saucepan, bring the cranberries, sugar and water to a boil. Reduce heat and cook until berries burst. Strain through a food mill or sieve into a large bowl.
  • 2. Stir in the gelatin, lemon juice and orange juice. Cool until mixture coats the back of a spoon.
  • 3. In a small bowl, whip cream until soft peaks form. Add confectioners' sugar and vanilla; beat until stiff peaks form. Fold into cranberry mixture. Chill until set. Yield: 8-10 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 273 calories, 13g fat (8g saturated fat), 49mg cholesterol, 16mg sodium, 39g carbohydrate (36g sugars, 2g fiber), 2g protein.

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Reviewed Nov. 15, 2017

"Mindy you'll want to use a wooden spoon or spatula to press as much pulp out of the berries as you can, then discard what's left in the strainer."

Reviewed Nov. 15, 2017

"What do you do with the Cranberries? I will have to use a colander."

Sue Zappa
Reviewed Nov. 10, 2017

"I have not made this recipe, but I grew up with this delicious Thanksgiving "salad" because my aunt made it every year! I have her recipe so I know it's the same one! Don't change a thing as it's perfect as it is. To corkyy11, you might want to try a colander. That's what I use & it works fine."

Reviewed Oct. 30, 2017

"Is there an alternative for food mill or sieve? I don't have either one. Looking forward to your response.

Thanks..... Gee"

diane hixon
Reviewed Nov. 20, 2011

"This is a good way to skip the out of the can cranberry sauce!"

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