Cranberry Millionaire Salad
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This Cranberry Millionaire Salad is the perfect side for any turkey dinner! A delicious mixture of fresh homemade cranberry sauce combined with pecans, coconut, marshmallows and pineapple.
The result is a sweet and tart side so good you’ll want to eat it for dessert too!
How to Make Cranberry Millionaire Salad
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My daughters love this salad! It’s as though the fresh tart flavor of cranberries meets ambrosia salad in the delicious side!
We have served Ambrosia Salad with turkey dinner or at potlucks for as long as I can remember.
It was always a favorite of mine as a kid because I felt like I got to eat dessert for dinner. In fact, my youngest daughter makes the ambrosia salad at our house and the girls literally fight over the leftovers.
You can certainly use a store bought whole berry cranberry sauce in place of the homemade version (in step one of this recipe) but the homemade version tastes about 10000x better.
It has more of a fresh tart flavor and it’s not as sweet as the store bought variety. Not only that, it’s SO easy to make… just a 3 items in a pot and let it boil 10 minutes.
Don’t worry too much if your cranberry sauce seems a little runny, it thickens as it cools.
This Cranberry Millionaire Salad is the perfect side for any turkey dinner! A delicious mixture of fresh homemade cranberry sauce combined with pecans, coconut, marshmallows and pineapple. The result is a sweet and tart side so good you’ll want to eat it for dessert too!
- 3 cups Fresh Cranberries
- 3/4 cup Sugar
- 1 cup water
- 1 Cinnamon Stick
- 2 cups sour cream (or plain greek yogurt)
- 2 cups pineapple tidbits , well drained
- 2 cups mini marshmallows
- 1 cup chopped pecans
- 2 cups flaked coconut
Combine cranberries, sugar, water and cinnamon stick in a saucepan. Bring to a boil, reduce heat and let simmer 10 minutes. Cool completely (sauce will thicken upon cooling).
Add 1 1/2 cups cooled cranberry mixture from step 1 with remaining ingredients and stir well. Let sit 4 hours or overnight.
(Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.)
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