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Deluxe Cranberry Fluff

Jazz up your cranberry sauce this Thanksgiving with Deluxe Cranberry Fluff, a perfect harmony of whipped topping, homemade orange-scented cranberry sauce, crunchy nuts, and juicy fruit!

Cranberry sauce is a staple on any Thanksgiving table. You might get your cranberry sauce from a can, jellied or whole-fruit. You may make yours from scratch each year with a generations-old recipe.

No matter your go-to cranberry sauce, be sure to jazz up your cranberries this year with this Deluxe Cranberry Fluff recipe! Cranberry sauce is folded into extra-cream whipped topping before adorning with sugared pecans, grapes, orange segments, and marshmallows. Everyone at your Thanksgiving table, young and old, will love this side dish!

What Cranberry Sauce Should I Use?

Deluxe Cranberry Fluff is a very forgiving recipe. This means that you can use almost any loved cranberry sauce in this recipe and it will turn out beautifully. The additional ingredients add a special twist on traditional cranberry sauce while still highlighting the tart sweetness of the fruit.

When we say you can use any cranberry sauce here, we mean it! As part of the developed recipe, a simple, homemade cranberry sauce is included. However, if you want to save time or energy, feel free to use a canned whole-berry cranberry sauce in place of homemade.

Ingredients in Deluxe Cranberry Fluff

For the Cranberry Sauce:

  • 12 oz. package of whole cranberries, fresh or frozen
  • ½ cup orange juice
  • 1 orange, zested
  • ¼ cup packed brown sugar

For the Fluff:

  • 1 12-oz. container of whipped topping
  • 1 11-oz. can of mandarin oranges, drained
  • 1 cup green grapes, halved
  • 2 cups mini marshmallows
  • ½ cup glazed pecans (plain toasted pecans work too!)

How to Make Deluxe Cranberry Fluff

Begin by making the cranberry sauce. 

In a medium saucepan, add the whole cranberries, orange juice, orange zest, and brown sugar. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat and reduce to simmer, stirring frequently.

Cook the sauce for 8-10 minutes until thickened and the berries have broken down.

Once thick, remove from the heat and allow the sauce to cool completely.

When cooled, add the sauce to a large bowl. Add the whipped topping, mandarin oranges, grapes, mini marshmallows, and pecans.

Fold everything together to not deflate the whipped topping. The fluff should take on a beautiful pink color.

Store in an airtight container in the fridge for at least 2-4 hours, or overnight.

Serve chilled alongside your other Thanksgiving dishes.

Deluxe Cranberry Fluff

Deluxe Cranberry Fluff

Tracy Nawara
Jazz up your cranberry sauce this Thanksgiving with Deluxe Cranberry Fluff, a perfect harmony of whipped topping, homemade, orange-scented cranberry sauce, crunchy nuts, and juicy fruit!
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Chill Time 2 hrs
Course Dessert, Side Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 6 servings

Ingredients
  

For the Cranberry Sauce:

  • 1 12-oz. package whole cranberries, fresh or frozen
  • 1/2 cup orange juice
  • 1 orange, zested
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar

For the Fluff:

  • 1 12-oz. container whipped topping, thawed
  • 1 11-oz. can of mandarin oranges, drained
  • 1 cup green grapes, halved
  • 2 cups mini marshmallows
  • 1/2 cup glazed pecans (plain toasted pecans work too!)

Instructions
 

  • Begin by making the cranberry sauce.
  • In a medium saucepan, add the whole cranberries, orange juice, orange zest, and brown sugar. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat and reduce to simmer, stirring frequently.
  • Cook the sauce for 8-10 minutes until thickened and the berries have broken down.
  • Once thick, remove from the heat and allow the sauce to cool completely.
  • When cooled, add the sauce to a large bowl. Add the whipped topping, mandarin oranges, grapes, mini marshmallows, and pecans. Fold everything together to not deflate the whipped topping. The fluff should take on a beautiful pink color.
  • Store in an airtight container in the fridge for at least 2-4 hours, or overnight.
  • Serve chilled alongside your other Thanksgiving dishes.
Keyword Deluxe Cranberry Fluff
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