Tante Helen's Cranberry
After graduating high school in 1978, I lived with my Aunt Helen &
Uncle Don for 2 years. Tante Helen would make this cranberry salad for all the "special" days
of the year, Easter, Thanksgiving & Christmas and anytime I could con her into
doing it! My Tante passed away in 1981 & I think about her often. We had a
very special relationship & this recipe cranberry salad makes me feel like I'm sharing her with
others. Our family absolutely loves it as do all of our friends. You can
change it around a bit depending if you like nuts or not. So, please, enjoy!
Tante Helen's Cranberry Salad
1 bag frozen
1 bag mini-marshmallows
2/3 - 1 cup granulated sugar
1-16oz can crushed pineapple, drained
1-lg container Cool-Whip
Any type of nut if desired (I don't put them in as too many are allergic)
cranberries in food processor (makes an unholy racket so make sure everyone's
awake!), mix with marshmallows & pineapple (you may add the nuts here if
desired). Sprinkle with sugar and stir well. Refrigerate overnight stirring
occasionally. Just before serving, fold in Cool-Whip. This will keep for
several days in the refrigerator, some juice will come to the top, but just stir
it back into mixture. YUUUUMMMMY!!!
You could probably add shredded coconut & Mandarin oranges if you want, but I've
never altered it from the way Tante Helen made it.
Note: I freeze the cranberries as they tend to mush up if you don't. I also
like mine slightly more tart so I use less sugar, however, when I'm taking it
out to a gathering, I will add at least 3/4 cup.
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