This is my absolute favorite holiday recipe. Even people that don't like cranberries can't get enough of this! It's even great frozen.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
additional:
12 hrs
total:
12 hrs 15 mins
Servings:
9
Yield:
8 to 10 servings
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Ingredients

9
Original recipe yields 9 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Coarsely chop the cranberries in a food processor; put in a large, non-metal bowl and mix in the sugar. Cover and refrigerate for 12 hours.

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  • Whip the cream until stiff. Add the pineapple and nuts to the cranberries, mix well. Fold in whipped cream and marshmallows; refrigerate until ready to serve.

Nutrition Facts

493 calories; protein 3.1g 6% DV; carbohydrates 62g 20% DV; fat 28.5g 44% DV; cholesterol 72.5mg 24% DV; sodium 39.6mg 2% DV. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
01/10/2004
I made this using pineapple tidbits drained 2 cups of red seedless grapes halved and l large red delicious apple peeled and cut into chunks. This is really a wonderful 'salad' and is so pretty for the holiday meals. I took this to a Church supper and people raved... Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
11/22/2004
This was not one we cared for. The kids refused to more than taste it. I was the only one who ate any of it but it was mainly just so it would go to waste. I only made a half batch. I really liked the marshmallows in it but it is a salad that sould be eaten soon after preparation. Doesn't stay well in the fridge. Thanks anyway Read More
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  • 4 star values: 11
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  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: 5 stars
01/10/2004
I made this using pineapple tidbits drained 2 cups of red seedless grapes halved and l large red delicious apple peeled and cut into chunks. This is really a wonderful 'salad' and is so pretty for the holiday meals. I took this to a Church supper and people raved... Read More
(55)
Rating: 5 stars
12/18/2003
this is a great recipe. My mother made this but there was a little differece in it. I make it and add 2 small boxes of rasberry jello which is made seperate like on the box. When it is jelled and ready mix with other ingredients and I don't put the marshmellows. The marshmellows can be add if you want them. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/10/2004
What a tasty holiday recipe! I cut the recipe in half based on other people's comments and it worked out perfectly. Half of the recipe fed a group of 12 but then this family isn't big on "fluff" salads either. Tastes and looks great! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/28/2005
I served ths with Christmas dinner and it was a hit with the women of the family. I modified the recipe a bit: substituted Splenda for sugar omitted the nuts and substituted Cool Whip Lite for the whipping cream. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/26/2004
This is a very good side dish almost like a fluffy ambrosia (we've nicknamed it "Fluff de Cranberry"). Took it to Thanksgiving dinner and most people had it with dessert so I wouldn't say it replaces cranberry sauce at the dinner table. It's a pretty pink color but the marshmallows make it more of a kid-friendly dish (not a bad thing). To make it a little more elegant I might try eliminating them adding more sugar then serving in wine glasses with a mint sprig. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/01/2009
This salad rocks!!! Because my fiance doesn't like fruit I haven't had an opportunity to make this until now.:-( I bought a bag of fresh cranberries a couple of weeks ago intending to make my "ever-famous" homemade relish for Turkey Day. At 11 PM on Wednesday night (ikes!) I didn't have the energy to stand over a hot stove to watch cranberries "pop " but was still craving something cranberry-ish so I decided to give this a try. I made a few modifications basically because of what I had on hand and to accommodate my diabetic friend and mother-in-law "to be." I halved (most) everything using only 1 (12 oz.) bag of cranberries 1/2 c. sugar substitute a entire 20 oz. can of UNSWEETENED crushed pineapple 1/4 c. chopped walnuts an 8 oz. tub of light Cool-whip and 2 c. marshmallows (which is equivalent to 7 oz. worth). I also added a chopped (unpeeled) Granny Smith apple for a little crunch. In order for this to turn out with excellent results I do have a few tips. First FREEZE then THAW your cranberries. They will be plumper juicier and the brightest most beautiful popping red color! Also if you decide to add an apple as I did dip the cut pieces into your pineapple juice (rather than waste it). The acidity of the juice will prevent them from browning (exactly as lemon juice would). Thanks for sharing Micki! This was a hit with everyone and will most definitely be a repeat in my kitchen.:) Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/10/2004
This has been a holiday mainstay in my family for years and years. I don't particularly like cranberries in any form however this is really good. Our recipe does call for a chopped up apple or two. We always look forward to it at Turkey time!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/26/2003
This is a wonderful salad. I added an extra half a cup of sugar and it had just the right sweetness to compliment the tang of the cranberries. Beware it makes about three yummy quarts. It's very rich. Thank you! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/09/2004
this recipe is wonderful my only suggestion to others would be to make sure that the pecan pieces are the same size as the cranberries. every one loved it even my three year old. its great Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
11/22/2004
This was not one we cared for. The kids refused to more than taste it. I was the only one who ate any of it but it was mainly just so it would go to waste. I only made a half batch. I really liked the marshmallows in it but it is a salad that sould be eaten soon after preparation. Doesn't stay well in the fridge. Thanks anyway Read More
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