Prep 1 hr
Cook 0 mins
My kids insist I make this every Thanksgiving, Christmas, Easter and their birthdays! A big hit for many years.
- 1 (12 ounce) package fresh cranberries, minced fine
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 (20 ounce) can crushed pineapple, drained and squeezed well
- 1⁄2 cup chopped walnuts (or pecans or macadamia nuts)
- 1 (8 ounce) container Cool Whip
- 1 regular package mini marshmallows
- Pick through cranberries discarding soft ones and stems, rinse and drain well.
- In a food processor, mince cranberries. (It'll take hours if you try to mince cranberries by hand!).
- Add sugar and chopped nuts to the cranberries and let sit at room temperature for an hour or so until sugar dissolves.
- Pour pineapple into cheesecloth and squeeze to drain liquid.
- Add to cranberry mixture.
- Once sugar is dissolved, add marshmallows and Cool Whip and mix well.
- Refrigerate until serving.
I made this the other night for a large dinner party I gave and it was gone in nothing flat! And most of the people who gobbled it down, said they didn't even like cranberries! Definitely a great hit, and we'll have this again and again. Thanks Kelley!
Wonderful recipe and very nostalgic of a recipe I had growing up on the eastern shore. A food processor helps in preparation...chopping by hand not only doesn't make sense but you won't achieve the desired texture. It's a very unique recipe and a welcomed change of pace from the usual cranberry recipes.
I actually combined this recipe with #14384. I needed a cranberry salad that would appeal to young people for my son's Boy Scout Troop "Thanksgiving feast". And I wanted to make a quantity so I needed to double it. The other recipe has double the amount of sugar, called for black walnuts and used real whip cream. I couldn't imagine using the 4 cups of sugar that was called for. The use of Cool Whip here didn't really harm the end product. I came home with very little of this salad considering I doubled the recipe. This recipe has the Troop 214 Stamp of Approval. I actually used 3 cups of sugar for my doubled batch and only one carton of Cool Whip and a full package of mini-marshmallows for the double batch. I am someone who likes to taste some tartness with my cranberries, that edge was pretty much gone :-) so if/when I re-make this, I will probably stick with the 1 cup of sugar recommended here. This will appeal to a wide range of tastes at a family holiday gathering and it is very pretty.