Lydia's Cranberry Salad Recipe - Allrecipes.com
Lydia's Cranberry Salad Recipe
  • READY IN 14+ hrs

Lydia's Cranberry Salad

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"This has always been a holiday favorite; it's even good for breakfast the next day. It's got a little of everything - cranberries, grapes, nuts, and miniature marshmallows - all held together with whipped topping. This keeps several days. In the beginning I was always told I HAD to use fresh whipped cream, but in later years my mother-in -law admitted to using nondairy whipped topping herself. A memory of my beloved mother-in-law, and something that makes Christmas...CHRISTMAS!"

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Original recipe makes 8 to 12 servings Change Servings
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  • PREP

    10 mins
  • READY IN

    14 hrs 30 mins

Directions

  1. In a food processor, grind cranberries. Transfer to a medium bowl, and mix with sugar. Chill overnight in the refrigerator.
  2. In a large bowl, mix together cranberry mixture, marshmallows, pecans, and grapes. Fold in nondairy whipped topping 1 hour before serving.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Nov 09, 2005

This recipe has been a long time family recipe from my grandmother. Ours is slightly different in that we used walnuts instead of pecans and we add some chopped apples for a little extra crunch. This is my favorite comfort food. I have been known to make a small batch just for myself!

 
Most Helpful Critical Review
Nov 17, 2010

This definitely does not taste like I thought it would. I don't like the grapes in this recipe. I'm going to try the Cranberry Whip recipe on this website as it sounds more of what I'm looking for.

 

9 Ratings

Dec 23, 2003

I made this recipe for my family and they loved it. I did make a few changes: I omitted the grapes and added 1 cup of walnuts instead of pecans. It was delicious - and it tasted great the next day. I would definitely make it again.

 
Jan 11, 2006

I thought this was quite good. It was missing something though and I am going to experiment with other ingredients until I feel it is even more flavorable.

 
Nov 04, 2004

My grandma used to make a salad similar to this one only without the grapes and nuts. Those are the only changes I made to this salad.

 
Dec 10, 2010

My family loved it...we made it with very low cal yogurt and it fit well into a weight monitoring family meal..we also tried different kinds of yogurt the favorite was with cherry cheesecake

 
Nov 24, 2008

I printed this recipe off in 2000 and I've been making it every year since then. Either at Thanksgiving or at Christmas (or both) it makes quite a bit, so it's good for a crowd and people love it.

 

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Nutrition

  • Calories
  • 547 kcal
  • 27%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 89.9 g
  • 29%
  • Cholesterol
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Fat
  • 22.6 g
  • 35%
  • Fiber
  • 4.7 g
  • 19%
  • Protein
  • 3.6 g
  • 7%
  • Sodium
  • 43 mg
  • 2%

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

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