Cranberry Waldorf Salad

Purchased cranberry sauce and pears give a festive twist to this all-time favorite fruit salad.

  • 4 cups chopped pears or chopped apples
  • 1 cup seedless grapes, halved
  • 1 cup sliced celery
  • 2/3 cup slivered almonds or broken pecans, toasted
  • 1/2 cup snipped pitted whole dates or raisins
  • Leaf lettuce
  • 2/3 cup whole cranberry sauce
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise or salad dressing
  • 1/4 cup dairy sour cream
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon celery seed
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In a medium mixing bowl, combine chopped pears or apples, grapes, celery, almonds or pecans, and dates or raisins. Divide fruit mixture among lettuce-lined salad plates.
For dressing, in a small mixing bowl, combine cranberry sauce, mayonnaise or salad dressing, sour cream, milk, lemon juice, and celery seed. Drizzle dressing over fruit mixture. Makes 10 to 12 servings.

Make Ahead Tip

  • One day ahead, stir together salad dressing; cover and chill overnight. Toast nuts; cool, cover and chill overnight.


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    Here's a tip from our Test Kitchen: spray your kitchen scissors with nonstick spray coating before snipping the dates and the scissors won't get sticky.

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