Only Two for the Holidays ~ two Cranberry dishes~

Stormy Stewart


These are perfect for when you become an empty nester and the kids are to far away, or a perfect holiday basket of goodies for that shut-in neighbor of yours, or when you are just starting out and are on your own for the holidays.

Each dish is made with 1/2 a (12 oz)bag of cranberries and 1/2 of a small can crushed pineapple


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15 Min
10 Min


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  • 1/2
    a 12 oz bag cranberries
  • 3 oz
    cream cheese
  • 1/2 pkg
    cool whip (8oz)
  • 1/2 small
    can crushed pineapple
  • 1/2 c

  • 1/2
    a 12 oz bag cranberries
  • 1/2 small
    can crushed pineapple
  • 1/2 c
  • 1/8 c
    brown sugar
  • 1-2 dash(es)
  • 4 Tbsp
    chopped walnuts

  • 2 c
    mini marshmallows

How to Make Only Two for the Holidays ~ two Cranberry dishes~


  1. Recipe #1
    Cranberry salad

    Chop 1/2 bag of cranberries and add 1/2 cup sugar, set in fridge for 2-4 hours.

    In a medium bowl add softened cream cheese, pineapple with liquid, cranberries, and whipp cream. Mix toghter until well blended. Add mini marshmallows and mix well. put in fridge over night.
  2. Recipe #2
    Cranberry Relish

    Take the 1/2 bag cranberries and put in small sauce pan with the sugar and the 1/2 can pineapple. Heat to medium and stir while it comes to a boil. Allow to boil until all the cranberries have poped and mask lightly. Add the nutmeg when it thickens. Take off stove and add nuts.. Place in nice serving dish and allow to sit in fridge over night.
  3. NOTE:
    wash and check each cranberry for firmness and spoilage before starting these recipes.

    Total time for both recipes takes about 20 minutes plus the chopping from 4 hours earlier.

    And the best part it is completed the night before so there is less to think of the day of Thanksgiving or Christmas

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About Only Two for the Holidays ~ two Cranberry dishes~

Course/Dish: Fruit Sides, Other Sauces
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, Healthy

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