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
FROSTED CRANBERRY FLUFF
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
HAPPY TASTY TUESDAY THANKSGIVING WEEK...
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