Fruit Fluff Salad with Cranberry Cherry and Pineapple

Fruit Fluff Salad is a classic side dish for the holidays combining Cherry Fluff, Pineapple Fluff and Cranberry Fluff Salad into one!

Fruit Fluff Salad is a classic side dish for the holidays combining Cherry Fluff, Pineapple Fluff and Cranberry Fluff Salad into one! #fruitfluffsalad #fluffsaladrecipe www.savoryexperiments.com Tis the season for pumpkin spice and fruit fluff salad recipes. The two concepts are every place you look, however we all seem to enjoy them in different ways.

I have a confession to make. I have never made any type of fruit fluff salad previous to this one. Every year I see them floating around the internet. Pistachio fluff. Cranberry Fluff. Cherry Fluff. Orange Fluff. Fluff salads galore! It was never one of our family traditions, so I actually had to look up what ingredients to use in fluff salad.

Fruit Fluff Salad is a classic side dish for the holidays combining Cherry Fluff, Pineapple Fluff and Cranberry Fluff Salad into one! #fruitfluffsalad #fluffsaladrecipe www.savoryexperiments.com Turns out fluff salad doesn’t even use marshmallow fluff. Only mini marshmallows and whipped cream. Now my next question, is fruit fluff salad a side dish or dessert? It tastes like a dessert, yet I see it alongside the other savory dishes on Thanksgiving buffets. I guess that probably remains a family tradition as well.

Fruit Fluff Salad is a classic side dish for the holidays combining Cherry Fluff, Pineapple Fluff and Cranberry Fluff Salad into one! #fruitfluffsalad #fluffsaladrecipe www.savoryexperiments.com Turns out fruit fluff salad is just the lay name for another classic dish: Ambrosia Salad. Most ambrosia recipes contain pineapple, mandarin oranges, miniature marshmallows, and coconut. I’m not a huge fan of coconut and I liked the thought of adding as many types of fruit to my fluff as possible.

Fruit Fluff Salad is a classic side dish for the holidays combining Cherry Fluff, Pineapple Fluff and Cranberry Fluff Salad into one! #fruitfluffsalad #fluffsaladrecipe www.savoryexperiments.com So I did. Instead of making just one flavor of “fluff” I decided to blend cranberry, cherry and pineapple for the ultimate fruit fluff recipe. I have to say, while we ate ours for dessert, it is pretty tasty and has a fairly sophisticated texture variation for being such a simple recipe.

Fruit Fluff Salad is a classic side dish for the holidays combining Cherry Fluff, Pineapple Fluff and Cranberry Fluff Salad into one! #fruitfluffsalad #fluffsaladrecipe www.savoryexperiments.com I’d love to hear more about your family fluff salad traditions in the comments. I’m intrigued by the whole fluff phenomenon!

Tools for making Fruit Fluff Salad:

  • Mini Food Processor– I use this thing daily! It is by far my most used kitchen appliance, it is small and I throw all the parts into the dishwasher, well except the base and cord, of course!
  • Colander – Another kitchen staple that every home should have.

Here are even more holiday recipe ideas you might want to try!

Red Wine Gravy | Easy Dinner Rolls | Fried Turkey | Pumpkin Cheesecake | The BEST Apple Pie | Orange Thyme Turkey  |       The Best Turkey Brine

Cast Iron Sweet Potatoes with Honey and Cinnamon | Mascarpone Mashed Potatoes | How to (Safely) Fry a Turkey  | Cranberry Relish | Sweet Potato Casserole with Pecans

Green Beans with Mascarpone Cream Sauce | Cheese Chile Cornbread Casserole | Pumpkin Cheesecake | Chinese Sausage Stuffing  | Garlic Butter Brussels Sprouts

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Fruit Fluff Salad is a classic side dish for the holidays combining Cherry Fluff, Pineapple Fluff and Cranberry Fluff Salad into one! #fruitfluffsalad #fluffsaladrecipe www.savoryexperiments.com
Fruit Fluff Salad with Cranberry, Cherry and Pineapple
Prep Time
40 mins
Total Time
40 mins
 

Fruit Fluff Salad is a classic side dish for the holidays combining Cherry Fluff, Pineapple Fluff and Cranberry Fluff Salad into one! 

Course: Dessert, Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Servings: 8 people
Calories: 211 kcal
Author: Jessica at Savory Experiments
Ingredients
  • 2 cups frozen cherries , defrosted and chopped
  • 1 cup fresh cranberries , finely minced*
  • 1 cup crushed pineapple , drained
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1/2 cup pecans , roughly chopped
  • 1 1/2 cup mini marshmallows
  • 3 cups whipped cream
Instructions
  1. Combine cherries, cranberries and pineapple with sugar in a mixing bowl. Toss well and set aside for 30 minutes at room temperture.
  2. Drain any excess liquid. Add pecans and mini marshmallows. Gently fold in whipped cream.
  3. Fluff is best served immediately but can be covered and refrigerated for up to 6 hours.
Recipe Notes
  • I use a small food processor to quickly chop up the cranberries. Large chunks will be bitter and mess with the final taste of the fruit fluff salad. 
Nutrition Facts
Fruit Fluff Salad with Cranberry, Cherry and Pineapple
Amount Per Serving
Calories 211 Calories from Fat 81
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 9g 14%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Cholesterol 17mg 6%
Sodium 10mg 0%
Potassium 233mg 7%
Total Carbohydrates 32g 11%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Sugars 25g
Protein 2g 4%
Vitamin A 4.4%
Vitamin C 13%
Calcium 4.3%
Iron 2.8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Fruit Fluff Salad is a classic side dish for the holidays combining Cherry Fluff, Pineapple Fluff and Cranberry Fluff Salad into one! #fruitfluffsalad #fluffsaladrecipe www.savoryexperiments.com

Comments

Becca

What a fun recipe, my kids loved it! I even saw someone spreading it on a dinner roll 🙂

Aimee

Fluff is one of my favorite side dishes! I love the additional of cranberries in this one!

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