Holiday Cranberry Salad

Holiday Cranberry Salad

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  • Prep

    15 m
  • Ready In

    2 h 15 m
Recipe by  Chandell

“This tangy fruit salad is perfect with turkey or ham, and has always been on our holiday table. With real whipped cream, walnuts, and pineapple, its a treat you'll always want to make for the holidays.”

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Original recipe yields 8 servings



  1. In a large bowl, stir together the cranberries, pineapple (with juice) and sugar. Let stand for about an hour, to let sugar dissolve, and then pour the mixture into a strainer over a bowl. Let drain, covered, in the refrigerator for at least two hours, or overnight. (Note: The drippings make a wonderful cranberry punch, when mixed with lemon-lime soda!)
  2. Before serving, whip the cream until soft peaks form. (You can sweeten the whipped cream with a little sugar, if desired.) In a large bowl, mix together the cranberry mixture, walnuts and marshmallows. Fold in the whipped cream and store in refrigerator until serving.

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Sy Chandell

Sy Chandell

Recipe submitter, here, with a few new comments. You can make this recipe with Splenda* brand sweetener. It's great, and doesn't mess with your insulin or blood sugar level. (course, the pinapple juices will, but hey..) Making punch with the drippings isn't optional, just so you know. I'ts fabulous. Mix it with homemade lemonade for a summery treat! You can adjust the marshmallow content to your liking. If you and yours arent crazy about 'those' salads packed with marshmallows, cut back. They're not really good for ya anyhow. And do use real cream, don't desecrate this recipe with miraclewhip* or anything like that. The fat is not really bad for you, read the book: "The protein power lifeplan" for good basic nutrition research. You'll be glad you did. (Look around; does america seem to have 'nutrition' down pat?) Good luck with the salad! It's yummy!



Great salad for Christmas, everyone enjoyed it. Will make again soon! I did cut the sugar, and used fresh berries.



I was unable to find either fresh or frozen cranberries (in February) in my grocery store. But I wanted to try this salad. I substituted a 1 pound bag of tart frozen cherries and followed the rest of the directions (omitting the nuts as my family requested). It turned out wonderfully! Just in time for Valentine's Day and Presidents Day when cherries are so popular. I put a small bowl of coarsely chopped walnuts on the table for anyone who wished to add the crunch of nuts. This was a hit. I have added it to my keepers. Thanks Chandell!

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Amount Per Serving (8 total)

  • Calories
  • 498 cal
  • 25%
  • Fat
  • 20.7 g
  • 32%
  • Carbs
  • 79.2 g
  • 26%
  • Protein
  • 3.3 g
  • 7%
  • Cholesterol
  • 41 mg
  • 14%
  • Sodium
  • 29 mg
  • 1%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet



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