Cranberry Christmas Salad

Cranberry Christmas Salad Recipe

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Cindy Romeis


This is a recipe from my Mother-in-Love. Before she passed away, she left a hand-written family recipe book for my husband. This recipe is a family holiday favorite and can be used as a salad, dessert, or snack. It's an easy make-ahead. Even folks who don't like cranberries love this - the apples and topping create a sweetness that balances the tartness from the cranberries. Enjoy!

★★★★★ 1 vote
up to 16; depends on slice size
10 Min


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2 - 15oz can(s)
jellied cranberry sauce
3 lg
peeled apples, any variety, grated
1/2 pt
heavy whipping cream
4 Tbsp
powdered sugar
1 tsp
vanilla extract
1/3 c
chopped walnuts
fresh parsley as garnish, if desired
maraschino cherries as garnish, if desired

How to Make Cranberry Christmas Salad


  • 1Mix grated apples and cranberry sauce in large bowl and mix well. Place in 8x8 or 9x9 inch pan and put in refrigerator until set.
  • 2Whip the heavy cream. Then add the vanilla, walnuts, and powdered sugar and mix until well blended. Pour on top of cranberry/apple mixture. Garnish with cherries and parsley, if desired. Place in freezer.
  • 3After mixture has set in freezer sufficiently, cut into squares, cover, and keep frozen until time for use. Remove from freezer 10-15 minutes prior to serving.

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