This cranberry creation is so good it could almost be a dessert. The salad freezes firm, but is easy to cut into serving size pieces. —Suzanne Merrill, Nampa, Idaho
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VERIFIED BY Taste of Home Test Kitchen
- 1 can (14 ounces) jellied cranberry sauce
- 3 tablespoons orange juice
- 1 teaspoon grated orange zest
- 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
- 2 tablespoons sugar
- 2 tablespoons reduced-fat mayonnaise
- 1/4 cup chopped pecans
- Line a 9x5-in. loaf pan with foil; set aside. Place the cranberry sauce, orange juice and zest in a food processor; cover and process until blended. Transfer to prepared pan.
- In a small bowl, beat cream and sugar until it begins to thicken. Stir in mayonnaise. Spread over cranberry mixture: sprinkle with pecans. Cover and freeze for 4 hours or until firm. May be frozen for up to 1 month.
- To use frozen salad: Using foil, lift salad out of pan. Cut into pieces. Yield: 8 servings.
Originally published as Frozen Cranberry Salad in Taste of Home Christmas Annual Annual 2011, p28