This has always been a holiday favorite; it's even good for breakfast the next day. It's got a little of everything - cranberries, grapes, nuts, and miniature marshmallows - all held together with whipped topping. This keeps several days. In the beginning I was always told I HAD to use fresh whipped cream, but in later years my mother-in -law admitted to using nondairy whipped topping herself. A memory of my beloved mother-in-law, and something that makes Christmas...CHRISTMAS!

Jan

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Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
additional:
14 hrs 20 mins
total:
14 hrs 30 mins
Servings:
11
Yield:
8 to 12 servings
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Ingredients

11
Original recipe yields 11 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • In a food processor, grind cranberries. Transfer to a medium bowl, and mix with sugar. Chill overnight in the refrigerator.

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  • In a large bowl, mix together cranberry mixture, marshmallows, pecans, and grapes. Fold in nondairy whipped topping 1 hour before serving.

Nutrition Facts

547 calories; protein 3.6g 7% DV; carbohydrates 89.9g 29% DV; fat 22.6g 35% DV; cholesterolmg; sodium 42.7mg 2% DV. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
11/09/2005
This recipe has been a long time family recipe from my grandmother. Ours is slightly different in that we used walnuts instead of pecans and we add some chopped apples for a little extra crunch. This is my favorite comfort food. I have been known to make a small batch just for myself! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
11/17/2010
This definitely does not taste like I thought it would. I don't like the grapes in this recipe. I'm going to try the Cranberry Whip recipe on this website as it sounds more of what I'm looking for. Read More
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16 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 11
  • 4 star values: 4
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
11/09/2005
This recipe has been a long time family recipe from my grandmother. Ours is slightly different in that we used walnuts instead of pecans and we add some chopped apples for a little extra crunch. This is my favorite comfort food. I have been known to make a small batch just for myself! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/23/2003
I made this recipe for my family and they loved it. I did make a few changes: I omitted the grapes and added 1 cup of walnuts instead of pecans. It was delicious - and it tasted great the next day. I would definitely make it again. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/11/2006
I thought this was quite good. It was missing something though and I am going to experiment with other ingredients until I feel it is even more flavorable. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/07/2006
This is an extremely sweet but delicious dessert-type salad. The second time I made it I reduced the sugar used half the whipped topping and added chopped celery and chopped fresh oranges and pineapple. Excellent! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/04/2004
My grandma used to make a salad similar to this one only without the grapes and nuts. Those are the only changes I made to this salad. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
11/10/2007
I have a similar recipe; you reduce the grapes to 1 cup and then add 2c. of diced McIntosh apples. This is a great recipe to take to a potluck; I have always had requests for the recipe! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/24/2008
I printed this recipe off in 2000 and I've been making it every year since then. Either at Thanksgiving or at Christmas (or both) it makes quite a bit so it's good for a crowd and people love it. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/10/2010
My family loved it...we made it with very low cal yogurt and it fit well into a weight monitoring family meal..we also tried different kinds of yogurt the favorite was with cherry cheesecake Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/20/2010
Excellent recipe. Great for the holidays. I am always looking for something different to make and this was perfect. Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
11/17/2010
This definitely does not taste like I thought it would. I don't like the grapes in this recipe. I'm going to try the Cranberry Whip recipe on this website as it sounds more of what I'm looking for. Read More
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