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Cranberry Salad

Cranberry Salad

Cranberry Salad is a sweet side dish or dessert for the holiday season. It's made with fresh cranberries, pineapple, nuts, and whipped cream.
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Prep Time 25 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 10 servings
Author Renee


  • 1 pound fresh cranberries
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 20 ounces crushed pineapple in juice
  • 10.5 ounces mini marshmallows
  • 1 cup lightly toasted and finely chopped pecans or walnuts
  • 2 cups heavy whipping cream


  1. Rinse cranberries. Crush 1/2 pound at a time in blender with some water. Drain excess liquid from crushed cranberries in a fine mesh sieve or colander. Place crushed cranberries in a container and stir in sugar. Cover and refrigerate overnight.
  2. The next day, stir together pineapple (with juice) and marshmallows in a large bowl and let set on the counter for at least 2 hours. Stir every 1/2 hour. The pineapple will melt the marshmallows mostly but not completely.
  3. Stir in cranberries and nuts.
  4. In a separate large bowl, whip the cream using a hand mixer until stiff peaks form. Fold whipped cream into cranberry mixture. Best when served immediately. Refrigerate leftovers.

Recipe Notes

Time stated does not include chilling cranberries with sugar overnight.