Creamy Cranberry Salad


This cranberry salad recipe is reminiscent of a Waldorf salad or a taffy apple salad. Sweet and creamy, this cranberry salad is supposedly a favorite among kids but all of the adults love it too!

Prep Time:
20 mins
Additional Time:
3 hrs
Total Time:
3 hrs 20 mins
10 servings


  • 1 (12 ounce) package fresh cranberries, finely chopped

  • ½ cup white sugar

  • 2 cups chopped apples

  • 1 cup miniature marshmallows

  • ½ cup chopped pecans

  • ½ cup vanilla yogurt

  • 1 cup frozen whipped topping (such as Cool Whip®), thawed


  1. Combine chopped cranberries and sugar in a large, nonreactive bowl. Toss well. Cover and refrigerate for 3 hours.

  2. After 3 hours, stir apples, marshmallows, and pecans into cranberries. Combine yogurt and whipped topping; fold into cranberry salad. Serve immediately.

Cook's Note

I always prepare the recipe up to step 3 the day before than complete it in the morning and usually serve it for lunch. It says to serve immediately but the salad keeps well in the refrigerator for up to 2 days although there usually aren't any leftovers.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

157 Calories
6g Fat
26g Carbs
1g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 10
Calories 157
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 6g 8%
Saturated Fat 2g 11%
Cholesterol 1mg 0%
Sodium 17mg 1%
Total Carbohydrate 26g 9%
Dietary Fiber 3g 10%
Total Sugars 20g
Protein 1g
Vitamin C 6mg 29%
Calcium 30mg 2%
Iron 0mg 2%
Potassium 106mg 2%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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