"Gifta" Salad (Cranberries & Cream)

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 2 Ratings
Serves: 8-10
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1 lb cranberries, fresh
1 c water
2 c white sugar
2 c crushed saltine crackers
4 Tbsp melted butter
2 c whipped cream- lightly sweetened if desired (i dont sweeten mine)

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Cindy Olson Recipe
Well Seasoned
Moorhead, MN (pop. 38,065)
Member Since Nov 2010
Cindy's notes for this recipe:
This is from my Great Aunt Helen, a well loved cook and baker. I miss her, but enjoy making many of her recipes she shared with us at the last family reunion before her death. Thank You Aunt Helen!
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Boil Cranberries in 1 Cup water until skins 'pop'.
Add Sugar and bring to a boil, chill thoroughly.
Just before serving, mixed crushed saltines with melted butter.
Whip cream, i whip mine so its stiff.
Cover bottom of clear glass bowl with a layer of cracker/butter crumbs (half the crumbs)
Layer on half the cooled cranberries, then a layer of whipped cream.
Repeat layers in same order.

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user Laurie Roberts Luv2TryNew - Nov 16, 2010
Ooh I like this!
user Cindy Olson cooksfromtheheart - Nov 16, 2010
Hope you try it! Let me know how t goes!
user Laurie Roberts Luv2TryNew - Nov 16, 2010
I have already decided I'm making this for Thanksgiving, just based on the recipe. Can't wait to taste it. I will keep you posted! :)
user Cindy Olson cooksfromtheheart - Nov 16, 2010
We will be having it at my house too!
user Mary Wilson sugarnspice2 - Nov 18, 2010
I love cranberries, although most of my family do not care for them, so I am always looking for ways to win them over to them, too. This just may do it! I'm going to try it, anyway...for Thanksgiving. I hope to have one of my favorite Cranberry salad recipes posted in time for Thanksgiving, too. Thanks for sharing...looking forward to trying this!

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