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    Cranberries, Crackers, and Cream (Yifta)

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    15 mins

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    Laura Zimmerman's Note:

    Found this on and made it last year for Thanksgiving. I got lots of comments on how good it was so I'm making it again this year. Thank you to the reviewer who gave me the true name of this dish.

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    Units: US | Metric

    • 680.38 g cranberries
    • 295.73-473.18 ml sugar
    • 473.18 ml water
    • 113.39 g soda cracker, crushed
    • 473.19 ml whipping cream, whipped
    • 29.58 ml sugar


    1. 1
      Combine water and 1 1/4-2 cups of sugar depending on taste in a saucepan and heat until sugar dissolves. Add cranberries and cook until cranberries split. Set aside to cool.
    2. 2
      Whip the cream and 2 tablespoons of sugar until it turns into whipped cream.
    3. 3
      Using a glass bowl, put a layer of cranberries in the bottom of bowl. Layer soda crackers to cover well over the cranberries, then a layer of whipped cream. Start over with cranberries, crackers and cream until bowl is full, ending with the cream. A little spoon of cranberries on the top looks nice.
    4. 4
      Refrigerate until ready to serve.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on November 19, 2009


      Love this salad!! However, my Grandmother called this Yifta. Not many ppl even know the old terms for foods anymore. Thanx

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    • on November 27, 2014


      I have had this every year for Thanksgiving and Christmas Eve since I was a little girl. In my family, we called it "giftus," but pronounced yiftus. My grandmother said her mother got the recipe from someone she worked for in Norway. It is a tradition in our family and wouldn't be Christmas or Thanksgiving without it!

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    Nutritional Facts for Cranberries, Crackers, and Cream (Yifta)

    Serving Size: 1 (256 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 8

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 438.2
    Calories from Fat 213
    Total Fat 23.7 g
    Saturated Fat 13.9 g
    Cholesterol 81.5 mg
    Sodium 177.5 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 56.5 g
    Dietary Fiber 4.3 g
    Sugars 37.9 g
    Protein 2.8 g

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