Sweetened fresh cranberries are mixed with crushed pineapple, walnuts and marshmallows and enfolded into real whipped cream in this delightfully sweet and tangy salad.
INGREDIENTS (for 8 servings):
- 1 (12 ounce) package fresh or frozen cranberries, coarsely chopped
- 1 (20 ounce) can crushed pineapple, with juice
- 2 cups white sugar
- 1/2 pint heavy whipping cream
- 1 cup chopped walnuts
- 2 cups miniature marshmallows
In a large bowl, stir together the cranberries, pineapple (with juice) and sugar. Let stand for about an hour, to let sugar dissolve, and then pour the mixture into a strainer over a bowl. Let drain, covered, in the refrigerator for at least two hours, or overnight. (Note: The drippings make a wonderful cranberry punch, when mixed with lemon-lime soda!)
Before serving, whip the cream until soft peaks form. (You can sweeten the whipped cream with a little sugar, if desired.) In a large bowl, mix together the cranberry mixture, walnuts and marshmallows. Fold in the whipped cream and store in refrigerator until serving.