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Rating: 4.64 stars
44 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 34
  • 4 star values: 8
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 2

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, it's a treat you'll always want to make for the holidays.

Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
additional:
2 hrs
total:
2 hrs 15 mins
Servings:
8
Yield:
8 servings
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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • 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!)

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  • 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.

Nutrition Facts

498 calories; protein 3.3g; carbohydrates 79.2g; fat 20.7g; cholesterol 40.8mg; sodium 28.8mg. Full Nutrition
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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
06/28/2003
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! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
12/01/2008
We ate the marshmallows out of it. I followed the recipe completely. Coconut might be better than marshmallows... who knows.. I was amazed at how much more juiced drained over night. That's a good suggestion. Read More
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44 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 34
  • 4 star values: 8
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: 5 stars
06/27/2003
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! Read More
(27)
Rating: 5 stars
02/03/2004
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! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/26/2004
Great salad for Christmas everyone enjoyed it. Will make again soon! I did cut the sugar and used fresh berries. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/03/2003
We've had a very similar recipe in the family for years. It's easy and delicious and a perfect addition to Thanksgiving dinner. We usually use 1 cup of sugar instead of 2 cups and it tastes great. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
03/30/2005
I USED 1 CUP & 3/4'S OF SUGAR..........ANF THAT WAS PERFECT....IT IS A VERY DELICIOUS SALAD!! IT WILL BE ADDED TO MY RECIPE LIST FOR SURE. IF YOU LIKE CRANBERRIES YOU WILL LOVE THIS SALAD!!!! EVEN IF YOU DONT IT'S SO TANGY SWEET GOOD!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/01/2003
Great Recipe! Fast and Easy! I wanted something tart and tangy for Thanksgiving and I got it! I had to use dried cranberries as the store was all out of fresh and even that worked great! Also the walnuts provide an interesting texture for your mouth. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/24/2005
awesome! just like my grandma's!!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/29/2006
WOW! I made this for thanksgiving and everyone loved it! I saved drained juice to make punch. Here is what I did: The night before I filled two ice cube trays with one cranberry in each slot. I poured lemon up into one tray and water into the other then froze. On thanksgiving I poured a bottle of lemon up the drained juice and ice cubes into a punch bowl. I also placed about five slices of fresh lemon and three slices of fresh lime in with it. I had so many compliments! The salad was wonderful too and I did NOT cut the sugar. I did cut the marshmallows though about in half. It all depends on your tastes. (Use a 2 liter bottle of lemon up) Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/16/2008
I used only about a cup of sugar with my cranberries and it was sweet enough. I also added some halved red grapes and skipped the nuts (allergies). I think the crushed pineapple really adds to this recipe....it was very yummy and decadent! Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
12/01/2008
We ate the marshmallows out of it. I followed the recipe completely. Coconut might be better than marshmallows... who knows.. I was amazed at how much more juiced drained over night. That's a good suggestion. Read More
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