melissa harris Recipe

Fluffy Cranberry Salad

By melissa harris mharrisrn


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Refrigerate/Freeze
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One of my favorites during the Holidays. Great way to incorporate cranberries during traditional Thanksgiving. But good anytime of the year too if you can find fresh cranberries.

It's also a very pretty salad and looks great on the table. Even the kids will like it.

Ingredients

12 oz
fresh cranberries
1 c
granulated sugar
1/2 c
powdered sugar
1 small can(s)
crushed pineapple- lightly drained
1 1/2 c
heavy cream, cold
1
granny smith apple-cut into peices
2 c
miniature marshmellows
1/4 c
chopped pecans or walnuts

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Using food chopper or processor; grind rinsed cranberries with granulated sugar until well incorporated. Place in serving bowel and fold in pineapple, apples, and marshmellows. Cover and refridgerate overnight.
2
Before serving, whip heavy cream and powdered sugar until stiff peaks form. (Powdered sugar can be ommited here, but since cranberries are naturally tart, this adds a little extra sweetness to the salad)
For best results, use cold beaters and mixing bowel.(I place my beaters and bowel in the freezer for about 5-10 minutes.) This keeps my cream from warming up during the mixing process. The colder the cream, the thicker it gets!
3
Add pecans (opt) to cranberry mixture. Fold in whipped cream and serve.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Fruit Sides, Fruit Salads
Main Ingredient: Fruit
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Quick & Easy

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