Best Cranberry Fluff Salad

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This cranberry fluff salad recipe is yet another new twist on a longstanding classic favorite. We ate the quintessential cranberry sauce for years, and then, it seemed, one day, we all decided to change the recipe. And suddenly, there were a thousand (or so it seemed) new variations that used cranberries to make a beautiful and crisp new salad or sauce or dressing or dip (or who knows what else) that could be eaten instead of, or along with, the classic cranberry sauce. For traditionalists, it was the death knell of the turkey dinner, but for others, it was an opportunity to experiment with new and fresh ways of serving a great feast. Whether you are a traditionalist or an experimentalist, try this cranberry fluff salad recipe. You do not have to eat it for Thanksgiving any more. Cranberries are now a main stay for lots of people. That is probably because we have discovered just how delicious (and nutritious) this bright little red berry truly is. It is not just for urinary tract health any more!

This recipe is quick and easy, requiring some time in the fridge to bring the flavors of the cranberry fluff salad together really well. So make this dish in the morning and let it sit at least until lunch. You may not be able to resist further than that (but try and save some for dinner and the rest of the family). The problem really lies with the combination of marshmallows (the mini kind, of course) and then the whipped cream (real whipped cream, again, of course) that makes such a perfect complement to the tart red berries in this cranberry fluff salad recipe. The cranberries are underscored by the second addition, pineapple. In this combination, pineapple seems like the sweeter addition, because cranberries are just that tart. Of course, the sugar that gets blended in to the cranberries will help sweeten them considerably without adding too much sugar in to this pretty dish.

Enjoy this interesting variation on cranberries prepared in a sugary sauce. This cranberry fluff salad recipe successfully brings the fresh and tart flavor of the berries together with the slightly sweeter, yet still equally snappy taste of pineapple, in a rich and sultry whipped cream sauce. The base flavor of the whipped cream is the perfect foil for these tart fruits, so use the real thing. Of course there are the playful marshmallows, but who does not love them? And the marshmallows may encourage the kids to eat more cranberries and pineapple, both great foods full of good nutrition. So, enjoy this dish any time you want to do so. Cranberries are not just for the holidays any more.

Nutrition Facts for: Cranberry Fluff Salad From Heather Likes Food
Ingredients: Fresh cranberries, canned crushed pineapple, sugar, miniature marshmallows, whipping cream.
* Percentages (%) are based on a 2000 calorie diet * The entire recipe has been calculated for 8 servings. * Per Serving: Calories 430, Calories from Fat 85, Total Fat 9.5g 15%, Saturated Fat 5.8g 29%, Cholesterol 33mg 11%, Sodium 56mg 2%, Potassium 206mg 6%, Carbohydrates 85.1g 28%, Dietary Fiber 3.1g 12%, Sugars 60.6g, Protein 1.5g, Vitamin A 8%, Vitamin C 82%, Calcium 4%, Iron 3%

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