lettuce leaves for garnish
Cranberry Christmas Wreath
It’s one of those classic holiday sides that seem to get passed on from one generation to the next. The name of this recipe just doesn’t do it justice. It’s called Frozen Cranberry Salad but it’s so much more than that! It’s a smooth, creamy and refreshing dish that is perfect for a holiday side, salad or dessert! There are many variations on this classic. Some recipes call for pineapple chunks. Some have lots of sugar. Some use sour cream instead of the secret ingredient in this particular dish. I think this variation is perfect! It has a wonderful blend of whole-berry cranberry sauce, cream cheese, whipped topping, walnuts and shredded coconut. Then, there is the secret ingredient. The one that you can’t taste but adds the creamy and smooth texture. That secret ingredient is a small amount of Miracle Whip! This Frozen Cranberry Wreath is so easy to whip together. Just combine the ingredients, spoon into a casserole dish or spring form pan and freeze! (Because it’s such a simple recipe, it’s a perfect dish for kids to make as their contribution to the holiday feast. Who knows? They may be the ones to pass it along to the next generation.) This wreath looks gorgeous on a platter on a bed of greens and adds just the right festive look and taste to your holiday table.
Watch my How To Video for Frozen Cranberry Wreath here!