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What is a good recipe for cranberry apple salad?

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Taste of Home's recipe for creamy cranberry apple salad combines whipped topping with marshmallows, cranberries, apples and grapes. Food.com features a spinach salad topped with apples, cranberries, walnuts and blue cheese, or try Betty Crocker's version with romaine, apples, cranberries, raisins and poppy seed dressing.

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What is a good recipe for cranberry apple salad?
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To create creamy cranberry apple salad, coarsely chop 1 12-ounce package of fresh cranberries, and place in a large bowl. Stir in 3 cups miniature marshmallows and 1 cup sugar, cover, and refrigerate for several hours. To serve, stir in 2 diced apples, 1/4 teaspoon salt and 1/2 cup each halved seedless red grapes and chopped walnuts. Fold in one thawed 8-ounce carton frozen whipped topping.

For spinach salad with cranberries and apples prepare separate topping ingredients: 1 apple cut into matchstick-sized slices, 1/4 cup dried cranberries, 1/4 cup chopped walnuts, and 1/4 cup crumbled feta or blue cheese. In a large salad bowl, toss 6 moderately packed cups fresh spinach leaves with 1/4 cup light balsamic or citrus vinaigrette salad dressing, and divide between 4 salad plates. Top each salad with a quarter of the topping ingredients, and serve.

For a twist, combine 2/3 cup sour cream with 1/3 cup mayonnaise in a small bowl, and set aside. Place 2 cups 1/2-inch cubed apples in a salad bowl, and toss with 2 teaspoons lemon juice. Stir in 1/2 cup each chopped celery, chopped walnuts, halved seedless green grapes and sweetened dried cranberries. Add dressing, toss, cover, and refrigerate for one hour before serving.

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