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Makeover Creamy Cranberry Salad

Few foods capture the flavor of the season like cranberries, and this makeover took a holiday favorite and made it even better! You'll love the flavor of cranberry, apple and pineapple covered in a sweet and creamy dressing. Better still, it's only 2 grams of fat per serving! —Alexandra Lypecky, Dearborn, Michigan
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min. + chilling
  • Makes
    12 servings (2/3 cup each)


  • 3 cups fresh or frozen cranberries, thawed and coarsely chopped
  • 1 can (20 ounces) unsweetened crushed pineapple, drained
  • 2 cups miniature marshmallows
  • 1 medium apple, chopped
  • Sugar substitute equivalent to 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1 carton (8 ounces) frozen reduced-fat whipped topping, thawed
  • 1/4 cup chopped walnuts


  • In a large bowl, combine the cranberries, pineapple, marshmallows, apple, sugar substitute and salt. Cover and refrigerate overnight.
  • Just before serving, fold in whipped topping and walnuts.
Editor's Note
This recipe was tested with Splenda no-calorie sweetener.
Nutrition Facts
2/3 cup: 133 calories, 4g fat (2g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 29mg sodium, 24g carbohydrate (16g sugars, 2g fiber), 1g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 starch, 1/2 fruit, 1/2 fat.

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  • Lisafoodfavs
    Dec 14, 2014

    Haven't made yet but ,a Question,Why Salt? , seems unnecessary??

  • sylvb
    Nov 27, 2012

    My 9 year old grandson always asks for this on Thanksgiving..I had misplaced recipe, but found it again this year and he was very happy! Nice and tart, but sweet!

  • sylvb
    Jan 2, 2012

    Made this again just yesterday and finished a serving of it just before typing this... Very easy to make, and wonderfully tart and delicious! Used Splenda and kept nuts on side for those who don't like or can't have nuts.

  • luv2tor
    Dec 8, 2011

    excellent recipe

  • administrator
    Sep 28, 2011

    This has become my 'must bring' dish, no matter the season.

  • mjlouk
    Dec 26, 2010

    I left out the nuts b/c my kids don't care for them. My 5 year old ate this up! Great addition to our Christmas menu.

  • tru74
    Jun 22, 2010

    Excellent recipe. I did use sugar and regular whipped topping; however.

  • caszymanski
    Nov 22, 2009

    My family loves this dish. It's a fall favorite.

  • 6magmjs3
    Mar 4, 2009

    very good receipe