Christmas Cranberry Salad

Christmas Cranberry Salad


"This creamy cranberry salad can be served frozen as well as chilled."

Ingredients {{adjustedServings}} servings 771 cals

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  • Calories:
  • 771 kcal
  • 39%
  • Fat:
  • 18.5 g
  • 29%
  • Carbs:
  • 156.6g
  • 51%
  • Protein:
  • 4.4 g
  • 9%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 18 mg
  • 6%
  • Sodium:
  • 92 mg
  • 4%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Mix together the cranberries and sugar; cover and refrigerate overnight.
  2. The next day, combine the cranberry mixture with the pineapple, marshmallows, pecans and whipped cream. Mix well.
  3. Pour into a 3 quart dish, cover and refrigerate or freeze until ready to serve.
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  1. 66 Ratings


I thought this was delicious! I did take some of the suggestions in previous reviews to "tweak" this recipe just a tad. I cut the sugar down to 1 1/2cups, I added a tsp of vanilla to the whipping cream, and only used half of the marshmallows. I also put the cranberries and pineapple in a sieve and left it to sit for a while to get any excess juice out. I ended up with a great salad that was not at all "runny". I have already recommended this recipe to several people!

Sarah Jo

This is one of my favorite Christmas churck/"fluffy" salads--actually one of the first cold salads I made for my first family gathering with my husband's family. Having made this for many years, really only one cup of sugar is needed--two cups makes it way too sweet. For those who have issues making their own whipped cream (aka ME), you can substitute a tub of Cool Whip in it's place. This is also good with a large drained can of mandarin oranges, too.


I made modifications due to my dislike for marshmallows... In the place of marshmallows I added one jar of maraschino cherries and more nuts than the recipe called for. I also added a tablespoon of good Mexican vanilla. One more thing, this serves many more than 7! I would estimate that it yields 12-16 servings. It was the best. I can't imagine freezing it though. It was fabulous chilled and creamy!