Cranberry Fluff

Move over ambrosia salad: This sweet and tangy Thanksgiving side dish -- a Midwestern classic -- is as delicious as it is festive looking. It can also be whipped up in a matter of minutes, a boon for any holiday host.
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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 4 hr 10 min (includes chilling time)
  • Active: 10 min
  • Yield: 4 to 6 servings
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2 cups fresh or frozen cranberries

1/2 cup sugar 

3 cups mini marshmallows  

1 cup halved red grapes  

1/2 cup chopped walnuts 

1 sweet, crisp apple, such as such as Honeycrisp or Pink Lady, cut into small dice  

1/2 cup whipped cream or prepared whipped topping 


  1. Pulse the cranberries and sugar in a food processor until the cranberries are finely minced, about 8 times. Transfer to a large bowl and stir in the marshmallows. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and refrigerate until well chilled, at least 4 hours and up to 12.
  2. When ready to serve, stir in the grapes, walnuts and apple, then fold in the whipped cream until completely combined.
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