Creamy Fresh Cranberry and Fruit Salad

Total Time
24hrs 15mins
Prep 15 mins
Cook 24 hrs

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.

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.
Most Helpful

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!

abreu_ei December 06, 2010