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Cranberry Fluff Recipe

Great amount of tang and creamy taste in this cranberry fluff recipe. This has to be the easiest recipe I have ever written. Just two ingredients.

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Cranberry Fluff
Cranberry Fluff

When I was growing up, my mom used to make all kinds of cranberry dishes and it usually ended up with whole cranberries being diced and sliced and mixed with some other fruit or sweetener like honey. I am really sorry if I offend someone, but I truly couldn’t hardly force it down. So, for years, I did not eat cranberries.


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This is a wonderful dessert to have at the Holidays. The first time I enjoyed this light and fluffy dessert was when culinary students served this at their end-of-the-semester Holiday meal. They were kind enough to share this recipe with me. I did not realize how simple it really was.

New World of Cranberries

However, in the past decade, I have tried dried cranberries-found out I just love them. I have them in salads and by themselves as a snack. I have also tried jellied cranberries. (We never had that when I was growing up). I found out that I like the jellied cranberries too.

Cranberry Fluff
Cranberry Fluff

Mixing Cranberries with Cream

Hint to preparing Cranberry Fluff ahead of time. I have tried to mix cranberries with whipping cream that is sweetened with a bit of sugar. While it tastes great, it gets a little watery if not eaten within a day.

I do prefer using whipping cream for this as I think it tastes better than the Cool Whip. Therefore, I would make sweet stabilized whipped cream, then add the Jellied Cranberries. It will hold up for a day or two.

Stabilized Whipped Cream
Stabilized Whipped Cream

However, if I use Cool Whip with cranberries, it also can be made a day ahead of time and it is still great when I need to serve it.

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Cranberry Fluff Recipe

This cranberry fluff recipe has just two ingredients. Good taste does not get any easier than that. Delicious side dish for your next holiday meal. This deserves a place at the table right along with the ham and turkey.
Prep Time10 minutes
Total Time10 minutes
Course: Dessert, Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Cranberry, Dessert, easy, fresh
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 101kcal


  • 14 Oz. Jellied Cranberries
  • 5 Oz. Cool Whip


  • Mix the Cranberries and the Cool Whip together breaking up the Jellied Cranberries into smaller pieces. Put into serving dish and enjoy.

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Calories: 101kcal | Carbohydrates: 24g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 3mg | Sodium: 27mg | Potassium: 32mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 22g | Vitamin A: 52IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 21mg | Iron: 1mg
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