22 November 2016


My mom used to make a scrumptious cranberry fluff for the holidays. Her birthday was the beginning of the month and I wanted to surprise her with a beautiful fluff as she is not a big birthday cake eater. For Mother's day, I made her my famous Orange Fluff and it was a big hit here on the blog too. Frosted Cranberry Fluff; a pretty and "just right" dessert to add to the Holiday repertoire. Plus cranberries are super good for you! Yum  

I really wanted it to be pretty so I frosted some cranberries, basically moist cranberries dipped in sugar, and added mint to the garnish. The pomegranate blueberry flavor jello is delicious with the pomegranate being the predominate flavor so it was a perfect mix with the crushed cranberry/sugar blend.

I cannot think of a better light, fluffy, slightly sweet treat than this festive fluff at your Thanksgiving or Christmas meals. It's so refreshing and the mix of fruit feels like your eating a fluffy Holiday Fruit salad in little mounds of heaven! 

What you'll need

1 1/2 cups whole cranberries
1/2 cup sugar
1 small package Pomegranate/Blueberry Jello
1 small package Cook-n-Serve Vanilla Pudding
2 cups Water
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 cups mini marshmallows
1 small can Pineapple in it's own juice
1 cup sliced red grapes
1 8oz tub Cool Whip (I use light)

The night to 2 hours before, mix the whole cranberries and sugar together and blend in the food processor. Transfer mixture to a bowl and refrigerate over night or a couple hours before making fluff. Mix together pudding, Jell-O, and water over medium heat until it boils. Remove from heat and pour into a large mixing bowl. Refrigerate until mixture has thickened (about an hour). Add vanilla extract and Beat until creamy. Fold in Cool Whip. Add marshmallows, pineapple  grapes and cranberry mixture. Chill about an hour before serving. Garnish with whole cranberries frost with sugar and mint leaves.

What the cranberries and sugar look like grinder/blended

the HOLIDAYS Have Officially Arrived and so have my Holiday Recipes!!!



  1. What a great idea in place of a birthday cake for your mom, Andrea! I am also making a recipe with the sugared cranberries, they are so pretty for this time of the year! What a delicious and festive holiday dessert. Thanks for sharing!

    xo, Rachel
    A Blonde's Moment

  2. Now that is a festive dish! On Sunday we celebrated Thanksgiving with my mom's family and no one remembered cranberry sauce! It was a tragedy I tell ya! xoxoxox

  3. This looks so yummy and beautiful! You share the BEST recipes!

  4. Oh wow!! This looks sooooooo good!! Great job lady!

  5. This sounds amazing and looks so festive! Thanks for sharing!

    Doused In Pink

  6. Anonymous22.11.16

    This looks and sounds amazing ! I make a fluff but this one I may have to try this Thanksgiving. Thanks for sharing Andrea !

  7. Hi, Andrea! This frosted cranberry fluff is so pretty! Definitely pinning for later, thanks for sharing! I'm following you now as I've seen so many great posts from you, happy to connect! Have a great Thanksgiving!

  8. I loooove cranberries, so this is just up my alley! I can't believe Thanksgiving is THIS WEEK! :)

    Le Stylo Rouge

  9. I miss jello treats like this. Not too many people make them anymore. Thanks for sharing on Creative K Kids #TastyTuesdays

  10. Oh man that looks so festive and delicious! I always feel desserts like this are nostalgic. Have a great day!

  11. I've never had cranberry fluff but I love blueberry fluff & I like cranberries. This looks really good.

  12. What a fun festive dish! I could see the boy digging into that and probably wanting to play with it :) Beautifully Candid

  13. This looks SO SO good! I'm saving this!

  14. Oh holy moly this sounds wonderful! And so unique! I've never come across anything like that before!

  15. Wow - I had forgotten about "fluff" desserts. My grandma always used to make them. Some of them even had cottage cheese in them - I think.

    Daily Style Finds

  16. YUM!!! This looks delish!

    xx, Elise

  17. I'm not the biggest cranberry fan, but this does sound really good! It would make for a great little something sweet at Thanksgiving!

  18. What a perfectly festive treat-- so simple and easy, and I bet it's delicious!

  19. She doesn't like birthday cake?!?!?!?!?!?! At least there is fluff! This looks delicious and your garnish is so pretty too!

  20. Oh my! This recipe sounds amazing and I love the fact that it gives you all the sweet dessert flavors without the heaviness of cake! Thanks for introducing me to another one of your mom's amazing recipes!

  21. Fluff always looks so delicious. I can't eat it because Cool Whip doesn't agree with me. I wonder if I could make it with something else?

  22. This looks delicious!;)

  23. Yum! Looks like Christmas!

  24. Oh wow, this looks amazing!! My family always made something similar using Jello pistachio pudding instead of cranberry :) I'll have to make this for the holidays and introduce my husband to this fab treat!

    Stopping by from Saturday Sharefest! :)

  25. My family makes a similar Cranberry salad but without the pudding and jello. I love how you decorated the salad. Thanks for sharing at the #ThisIsHowWeRoll Link Party.

  26. This is a perfect holiday side! I am gathering up ideas for my menu as we speak and this looks like a winner!

  27. Much like your mother, I've never been a cake fan, but I love the idea of this cranberry fluff dessert. It look so delicious!


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