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Holiday Cranberry Salad

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This Holiday Cranberry Salad is the best fresh cranberry salad recipe I have ever tasted. It is a recipe that my Mother has been making for years and years and years. Between my Dad and me, we practically inhale this stuff! (No, I’m not exaggerating at all!) As a matter of fact, it’s so good we often refer to it as a “dessert” rather than a “salad.”

Due to their high nutrient and antioxidant content, cranberries are high on the list of healthy foods.  The possible health benefits of consuming cranberries include lowered risk of urinary tract infections, prevention of certain types of cancer, prevention of gum disease, improved immune function, decreased blood pressure and more. Plus, 1/2 cup of fresh cranberries = 25 calories! 

A mixture of cranberries, apples and oranges is the base for this recipe.

Since cranberries are fairly tart, this recipe calls for the addition of sugar.

Strawberry gelatin adds additional flavors and helps “set” the salad.

Pecans give the salad a nice texture and they add a little “crunch” to the salad.

When all of the ingredients are combined, the mixture is placed into a gallon size container and refrigerated for at least 12 hours.

Along with being a fabulous side dish, the red color and texture in this salad is beautiful and really adds visual appeal to your tablescape.

Since this salad keeps well for up to 3 weeks, it is a great side dish to keep on hand during the holidays.  One full recipe will fill a gallon size container so you can easily divide portions and serve it at several parties or family gatherings. It’s also a great “make ahead” dish because you make it the day before and allow it to “set-up” overnight. One less dish to create the day of your party.

To find the recipe for Holiday Cranberry Salad click HERE!

Happy Holidays!

Linda

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