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Frozen Cranberry Banana Salad

A luscious combination of sweet and tangy, crunchy and creamy, this pretty salad makes a great side dish or dessert. Its light pink color and delicate banana flavor make it perfect for a bridal shower or ladies' luncheon. —Phylis Hoffman, Conway, Arkansas
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min. + freezing
  • Makes
    16 servings


  • 1 can (20 ounces) pineapple tidbits
  • 5 medium firm bananas, halved lengthwise and sliced
  • 1 can (14 ounces) whole-berry cranberry sauce
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 carton (12 ounces) frozen whipped topping, thawed
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts


  • Drain pineapple juice into a medium bowl; set pineapple aside. Add bananas to the juice. In a large bowl, combine cranberry sauce and sugar. Remove bananas, discarding juice, and add to cranberry mixture. Stir in pineapple, whipped topping and nuts.
  • Pour into a 13-in. x 9-in. dish. Freeze until solid. Remove from the freezer 15 minutes before cutting.
Nutrition Facts
1 piece: 200 calories, 6g fat (4g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 7mg sodium, 35g carbohydrate (27g sugars, 2g fiber), 1g protein.

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  • Susann Jean
    Nov 21, 2017

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  • mamaknowsbest
    May 16, 2014

    I make this frozen dish frequently as an afternoon snack for teenaagers. I now add very little whipped topping. It is very sweet on its own and reminds the boys more of a snack then a salad. Makes a great 'refresher' after a hot afternoon of yard work!!

  • Marykauhi
    Apr 30, 2014

    What a great dessert! Because I wanted to use it as a salad, I left out the sugar. Still a bit sweet for what I want in a salad. Next time I'll try replacing some of the whipped topping with sour cream or Greek yogurt. Might give is just the bite I prefer for a salad. But for a dessert, it's quite marvelous just the way it is!

  • shecooksalot
    Jun 6, 2013

    My family and I really enjoyed this fruit salad like dessert. I am probably going to try it without freezing next time (more like a regular fruit salad) because I think that it would be very good that way too!

  • kimmy4
    Aug 6, 2010

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  • lgfountain
    Mar 3, 2010

    This is an absolutely marvelous dessert served partially frozen or fresh from the fridge. It's a keeper recipe I will make often-great for summer or winter holidays.

  • BasketCase61
    Jun 26, 2009

    This has become one of our favorites! I never add the sugar but sometimes add a sprinkle of sugar free jello if needed.

  • grannyof3
    Apr 1, 2009

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  • Kim
    Nov 26, 2007

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