Fruit Fluff Salad

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    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.

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

    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 a few more traditional side dish recipes:

     

    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

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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
    Keyword: cranberry fluff, fluff salad
    Servings: 8 people
    Calories: 211 kcal
    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.
    4. If you've tried this recipe, come back and let us know how it was! 

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    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*
    Fat 9g14%
    Saturated Fat 3g19%
    Cholesterol 17mg6%
    Sodium 10mg0%
    Potassium 233mg7%
    Carbohydrates 32g11%
    Fiber 2g8%
    Sugar 25g28%
    Protein 2g4%
    Vitamin A 220IU4%
    Vitamin C 10.7mg13%
    Calcium 43mg4%
    Iron 0.5mg3%
    * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

     

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