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Cranberry Coleslaw Recipe
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Cranberry Coleslaw

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"Sweet-tart and crunchy, this unusual slaw is enlivened by a combination of cabbage, sugared cranberries and thin orange slices."

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  • PREP

    30 mins

    1 hr


  1. In a small bowl, toss together the cranberries and sugar. Cover and refrigerate.
  2. In a large bowl, toss together the oranges, onion, cabbage, apple and mayonnaise until evenly coated. When ready to serve add cranberry mixture and toss again.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Aug 15, 2005

People can't get enough of this salad. No matter how much we make, people finish it off. With no fresh cranberries, we use dried. We also add a good splash of white wine vinegar for a litle pizzazz. Make sure the cabbage is just one of the ingredients, not a major player.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Dec 09, 2010

I liked that this recipe didn't use a lot of mayo.

Jan 09, 2004

This was a delicious change to coleslaw or cabbage salad. I used dried orange-flavoured cranberries instead of the sugared cranberries and I think it worked well. I think I will use canned drained mandarin oranges next time. I made this for a Mother's Day supper and everyone loved it!

Dec 30, 2007

Zing! I made this for a Christmas potluck dinner last night. Came home with an empty bowl. The cranberries really liven up the cole slaw while the apples balance out their tartness. It's a winner!

Aug 30, 2010

This is delicious and has become a favorite with family and friends. I use dried cranberries that I rough chop, because I usually have these on hand. I also reduced the amount of red onion to about 1/4 onion (which I mince) and add an extra apple.

Apr 08, 2014

Yummy! I halved this recipe and didn't cut the cranberries in half. I did add the sugar and let the cranberries marinate all day. The sugar from the cranberries and the mayonnaise made a very nice dressing for this coleslaw. My husband really enjoyed this and asked for the leftovers for his lunch. This was served with 'Donair' from AR and we enjoyed a terrific meal. Thanks WINNIFRED for sharing your recipe. I look forward to making it again. I'm glad I have multiple bags of cranberries in our freezer! :o)

Dec 25, 2011

My daughter-in-law suggested a salad with cranberries for Christmas dinner. So, I tried this one and it was great. Following a review, I did add about 2 tlb of cider vinegar and used a very small red onion.

Nov 22, 2010

I didn't care for the onion flavor mixing with the fruit, but I got used to it! This is a colorful salad!


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  • Calories
  • 102 kcal
  • 5%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 16 g
  • 5%
  • Cholesterol
  • 2 mg
  • < 1%
  • Fat
  • 4.5 g
  • 7%
  • Fiber
  • 2.7 g
  • 11%
  • Protein
  • 0.9 g
  • 2%
  • Sodium
  • 37 mg
  • 1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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