This Cranberry Salad has been a Thanksgiving tradition in my family for years. It was my favorite as a kid and still is. Fresh cranberries, apples, marshmallows and fresh whipped cream. It’s sweet, slightly tart and absolutely delicious!
(Originally posted November 25, 2013)
With Thanksgiving being just three days away, I thought I’d share with you this week some of our family’s favorite things we eat EVERY Thanksgiving.
I love everything about Thanksgiving. . . the food, my family, the way-too-many desserts we have, sandwiches made with the leftover turkey & homemade cranberry sauce, etc. It’s one of my favorite holidays.
This cranberry salad is one of the many things I love about Thanksgiving. Just look at it, isn’t it beautiful? I don’t know of a single person in my entire family/extended family that doesn’t absolutely LOVE this salad. It is the absolute bomb!!It’s probably the thing I look forward to the most on Thanksgiving.
We have been eating this every Thanksgiving for as long as I can remember. In fact, I don’t even remember A t Thanksgiving without it.
My grandma was always the one who made it every year, she made it better than anyone else. If you’re looking for a new salad to try for Thanksgiving, you really should make this. I love the tartness from the cranberries and the sweetness of the apples and marshmallows, it’s just a winning combination.
The great thing about it (other than it’s just so dang good) is that you need to make most of it the night before, so that’s just one less thing you need to worry about on Thanksgiving day when you’re already trying to get a million other things ready.
When I got married and had my first Thanksgiving with my husband’s family, I had to make this because it just would have been completely wrong to have a Thanksgiving dinner without it. I now have my husband’s family hooked on it. His sisters and even his aunt, make it every year.
Can I make this salad ahead of time:
Yes you can! In fact, it needs to be started the day before so the cranberries and sugar have a chance to meld and have their flavors even more amazing. You can even whip the cream a few days in advance and then fold it into the salad the day it’s needed.
I promise you will love this salad and it may just become your Thanksgiving tradition. Tomorrow I will share one of our favorite desserts that is another Thanksgiving must have with my family.