Cranberry-Walnut Fruit Salad
  • Servings: 6-8
  • Preparation Time: 30 minutes
  • 8-oz bag whole cranberries, chopped in blender or food processor into medium-fine pieces
  • 1/2 cup Dried cherries, raisins or Craisins
  • 8-oz can crushed pineapple or pineapple tidbits, drained
  • 2 small oranges, cut into small pieces
  • 1 sweet apple, diced (any variety: Red Delicious, Gala, Honey-crisp, Fuji)
  • 1/2 cup walnuts or pecans, chopped
  • (opt) A sprinkling of all-spice or cloves (to taste, a little goes a long way!)
  • up to 1 Tbsp agave or honey (add, as needed, for sweetness)
  1. Mix first 4 ingredients in a large bowl. Add cut apples and mix (orange and pineapple will keep apples from browning). Taste for sweetness.
  2. If desired, add spice. Add honey or agave if more sweetness is desired. Mix. Serve chilled.
This fruit salad has a good balance of sweet and tart fruits, so needs little added sweetener. As our family has become more health-conscious over the years, I am grateful for recipes like this one that provide alternatives to sugar-laden cranberry sauce and complement sweet meats so well.