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Makeover Creamy Cranberry Salad Recipe

Makeover Creamy Cranberry Salad Recipe

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 YIELD:12 servings


  • 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


  • 1. In a large bowl, combine the cranberries, pineapple, marshmallows, apple, sugar substitute and salt. Cover and refrigerate overnight.
  • 2. Just before serving, fold in whipped topping and walnuts. Yield: 12 servings (2/3 cup each).
Editor's Note: This recipe was tested with Splenda no-calorie sweetener.

Nutritional 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 User ID: 8134426 214907
Reviewed Dec. 14, 2014

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

sylvb User ID: 3127675 99869
Reviewed 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 User ID: 3127675 155180
Reviewed 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 User ID: 5838467 155178
Reviewed Dec. 8, 2011

"excellent recipe"

administrator User ID: 1996148 169664
Reviewed Sep. 28, 2011

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

mjlouk User ID: 1712085 154083
Reviewed 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 User ID: 682549 77327
Reviewed Jun. 22, 2010

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

caszymanski User ID: 3268308 77326
Reviewed Nov. 22, 2009

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

6magmjs3 User ID: 3170815 108513
Reviewed Mar. 4, 2009

"very good receipe"

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