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Fluffy Cranberry Salad

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.
Prep Time10 mins
Refrigeration Time2 hrs
Total Time2 hrs 10 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cranberry fluff, cranberry salad
Servings: 8
Calories: 570kcal


  • 12 ounces fresh or frozen cranberries
  • 1 ¾ cups granulated white sugar
  • 20 ounces crushed pineapple (or tidbits) drained
  • 15 ounces miniature marshmallows
  • 1 pound Cool Whip
  • 1 cup pecans chopped


  • 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.
  • In a large bowl, mix the cranberries, pineapple, and marshmallow.
  • Fold in the cool whip and pecans.
  • Refrigerate or freeze for 1 hour before serving.
  • Serve with your favorite meal.
  • May be stored in the refrigerator for 1 day or frozen for 1 month.  To serve, remove from freezer and let thaw.


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


Calories: 570kcal | Carbohydrates: 119g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 9mg | Sodium: 85mg | Potassium: 236mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 96g | Vitamin A: 167IU | Vitamin C: 12mg | Calcium: 86mg | Iron: 1mg