If you are watching your figure, put this cranberry salad recipe on hold. If not, then try this recipe. The cream cheese, powdered sugar, chopped pecans, pineapple and cranberry sauce screams special occasion food. Easily served at holidays or any family get-togethers this frozen cranberry salad is sure to be a hit. When plated and garnished with green, the pink toned salad looks festive and absolutely beautiful.
2 3 oz.pkgs cream cheese, softened
2 Tablespoons sugar
2 Tablespoons mayonnaise or salad dressing
16 oz. can jellied whole cranberry sauce
8 oz. can crushed pineapple, drained
1/2 cup chopped pecans
1 cup whipping cream
1/2 cup powdered sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Fresh mint leaves, fresh cranberries to garnish
1. Combine first 3 ingredients, stirring until smooth. Stir in cranberry sauce, pineapple and pecans.
2. Beat whipping cream until foamy; gradually add powdered sugar, beating until soft peaks form. Stir in 1 tsp. vanilla.
3. Fold whipped cream mixture into cranberry mixture; spoon into 8" square dish. Cover and freeze until firm.
4. Cut into squares and serve on lettuce leaves. Garnish with mint and cranberries.