Creamy Fresh Cranberry and Fruit Salad

READY IN: 24hrs 15mins
Recipe by MathMom.calif

Sweet and tart fruits with marshmallows and whipped cream. Good side for poultry, pork or ham. I made this for a big family Thanksgiving dinner and it went over well. As discussed in the forums at I wanted a salad similar to several mentioned in that thread, but none was exactly what I wanted, so I took a bit from each and made my own adaptation. "Cooking" time is really "chilling" time.

Top Review by abreu_ei

This recipe is really great! However, I changed it up just a bit. I added sugar and lemon juice to the cranberries, stuck them in the freezer for about 30 minutes, added it to my pre-made fruit dressing of fresh pineapple chunks, honeydew, red and green grapes (whole), red delicious apples, normal sized marshmallows, orange zest, and fresh-squeezed orange juice. I mixed in the cooled cranberries, and everybody just loved it!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Mince the cranberries in a food processor. Do this in two batches.
  2. Stir together the cranberries and sugar. Let sit and chill for about 8 hours. (I do this the morning before I want to serve this salad.).
  3. After about 8 hours, drain the cranberries well and stir in the well-drained crushed pineapple. Add the grapes and apples and stir. Then fold in the marshmallows and nuts.
  4. Let sit overnight in the refrigerator.
  5. A few hours before serving, whip the cream until it is becoming stiff. Fold into the fruit mixture.
  6. Chill until serving.

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