Cranbrosia Salad

Cranbrosia Salad Recipe

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Clyta Harris


I hesitate to call this a salad; I think it's good enough for a dessert. I found it in a County Extension Cookbook about 35 years ago. I always make it for Thanksgiving and Christmas, and it gets better every year.


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2 c
fresh cranberries
1 c
1 c
1 can(s)
pineapple chunks
2 can(s)
mandarin oranges
1 c
chopped pecans
1 c
sour cream
1 c
whipped cream, unsweetened
2 pkg
unflavored gelatin

How to Make Cranbrosia Salad


  • 1Coarsely chop cranberries (I do this in a blender or food processor.)
  • 2In a large mixing bowl, add sugar to cranberries and stir until cranberries are well coated.
  • 3Add bananas, cut into large chunks, coconut, and pecans.
  • 4Drain pineapple and Mandarin oranges, reserving juices. Add fruit to other mixture
  • 5Whip cream until stiff, and add it, along with sour cream to fruit mixture.
  • 6Sprinkle gelatin over 3/4 cup of combined juices. Heat over medium burner until gelatin is clear.
  • 7Add gelatin mixture and stir into fruit and cream.
  • 8Refrigerate until set (6-8 hours).

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About Cranbrosia Salad

Course/Dish: Salads
Other Tag: Quick & Easy

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