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Cranberry Salad

Dolores Cruz

"This cranberry salad recipe is reminiscent of a Waldorf salad or a taffy apple salad. Sweet and creamy, this cranberry salad is supposedly a favorite among kids but all of the adults love it too! "
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3 h 20 m servings 157 cals
Original recipe yields 10 servings


  • Calories:
  • 157 kcal
  • 8%
  • Fat:
  • 6.1 g
  • 9%
  • Carbs:
  • 25.8g
  • 8%
  • Protein:
  • 1.4 g
  • 3%
  • Cholesterol:
  • < 1 mg
  • < 1%
  • Sodium:
  • 17 mg
  • < 1%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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Amount Per Serving
  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
  • (-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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  1. Combine chopped cranberries and sugar in a large, nonreactive bowl. Toss well. Cover and refrigerate for 3 hours.
  2. After 3 hours, stir apples, marshmallows, and pecans into cranberries. Combine yogurt and whipped topping; fold into cranberry salad. Serve immediately.


  • Cook's Note
  • I always prepare the recipe up to step 3 the day before than complete it in the morning and usually serve it for lunch. It says to serve immediately but the salad keeps well in the refrigerator for up to 2 days although there usually aren't any leftovers.

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I've been making this cranberry salad for years. I run the cranberries and the sugar through my food processor for a coarse chop and let it sit for a few hours. I then combine it with the rest o...

This is a pretty salad to add to the Christmas dinner table. I made it exactly as written and I wouldn't change a thing. My cranberries were from the freezer and I chopped them with my Pampered...

This dish was easy to make, pretty, and people enjoyed it. I wouldn't change a thing. My sister commented that it "tastes exactly how I would expect it to taste", if that makes any sense. :) ...

My aunt used to make a salad that tasted similiar to this one, but it was placed in a mold and as a kid I always found it strange and off putting. But I found when just having all the ingredient...

I just made it and love it as an alternative to ambrosia salad. I sweetened it with stevia in the raw and used just plain greek yogurt. My new food processor made it a snap and my chopped piec...

My family enjoyed this dish. Next time I might dunk the cranberries in boiling water for a few seconds to get them a little tender. I skimped on the sugar the first time but next time I think ...

Awesome! Had a bag of cranberries left over and was looking for something to make with it. Ironically I had all ingredients on hand, so I tried it. Family loved it, I only had granny smiths on h...

Loved it! I made it as a side dish for Christmas dinner and it was as beautiful as it was delicious!

I tried this the first time on my family at Christmas. They all loved it. It was sweet and tangy, a nice change from the heavy, creamy food at Christmas time. Will make it again.