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Cranberry Strawberry Salad

  • Author: Cindy Gibbs at My Country Table
  • Prep Time: 30
  • Total Time: 30
  • Yield: 12 large servings 1x
  • Category: desserts/salads
  • Method: refrigerate


The flavors of tart cranberries and sweet strawberries married together, topped with a wonderful fresh whipped cream, marshmallow and cream cheese topping, makes this the perfect salad to serve with your Turkey Dinner.  


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For the Salad

  • 1 can, 14 ounce, cranberry sauce with whole cranberries
  • 3 small boxes, 3 ounces, strawberry jello
  • 1 large carton, 16 ounce, frozen sliced sweetened or unsweetened strawberries, thawed and drained well
  • 2 1/2 cups hot water
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped pecans

For the Topping

  • 1 package, 8 ounces, cream cheese
  • 1 small carton, 8 ounces, whipping cream
  • 1 cup miniature marshmallows
  • Finely chopped pecans for garnish, optional


For the Salad

  1. Make sure the strawberries are well drained.  Mash the strawberries with a potato masher.
  2. Mix together the cranberry sauce, jello, strawberries, hot water and the pecans. Pour into a 9 x 13 dish, or any similar size dish, and place in the refrigerator overnight to allow mixture to set up.

For the Topping

  1. Cut the cream cheese into small pieces. Place the cream cheese and the marshmallows in a medium size bowl. Pour the whipping cream over the cream cheese and marshmallows. Place the bowl in a refrigerator overnight.
  2. The next day, remove the jelled salad and the bowl with the whipping cream, cream cheese and marshmallows from the refrigerator. Using a mixer, whip the cream cheese, marshmallows and whipping cream mixture together until it is smooth and thick.
  3. Spread the mixture over top of the cranberry strawberry salad. Sprinkle pecans over the top.
  4. Refrigerate until ready to serve.


  • This recipe can also be made in two 8 x 8 dishes instead of one 9 x 13.
  • Walnuts can be used in place of the pecans.
  • The water in this recipe has been adjusted from 3 cups to 2 1/2 cups, to allow for any juice remaining in the strawberries.
  • I don’t recommend freezing this salad, as it will probably become watery.


  • Serving Size: 12

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