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Fluffy Cranberry Salad
Prep Time
10 mins
Refrigeration Time
2 hrs
Total Time
2 hrs 10 mins

This Fluffy Cranberry Salad with pineapple and pecans is perfect for the holidays. It's creamy, sweet, easy to make, and adaptable to any taste.

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cranberry fluff, cranberry salad
Servings: 8
Calories: 570 kcal
Author: Bernadette
  • 12 ounces fresh or frozen cranberries
  • 1 3/4 cups granulated white sugar
  • 20 ounces crushed pineapple (or tidbits) drained
  • 15 ounces miniature marshmallows
  • 1 pound Cool Whip
  • 1 cup pecans chopped
  1. Place cranberries into a food processor and pulse until finely minced but not pureed.  Pour into  a bowl and add sugar, mix well and place in the refrigerator overnight or at least one hour.

  2. In a large bowl, mix the cranberries, pineapple, and marshmallow.

  3. Fold in the cool whip and pecans.

  4. Refrigerate or freeze for 1 hour before serving.

  5. Serve with your favorite meal.

  6. May be stored in the refrigerator for 1 day or frozen for 1 month.  To serve, remove from freezer and let thaw.

Recipe Notes

Nutritional information is an estimate that will vary depending on the kind of whipped topping used.  

Nutrition Facts
Fluffy Cranberry Salad
Amount Per Serving
Calories 570 Calories from Fat 108
% Daily Value*
Fat 12g18%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Cholesterol 9mg3%
Sodium 85mg4%
Potassium 236mg7%
Carbohydrates 119g40%
Fiber 4g17%
Sugar 96g107%
Protein 4g8%
Vitamin A 167IU3%
Vitamin C 12mg15%
Calcium 86mg9%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.