Cranberry Fluff

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Whole berry cranberry sauce, crushed pineapple and mini Campfire® marshmallows combine with whipped topping to create a perfectly sweet and tangy Thanksgiving side dish.

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Do I dare start talking about Thanksgiving already? I’m sure it feels as though you just had trick-or-treaters at your door, but the reality is there are only a few weeks until turkey day. And since I’m pretty much a self-professed turkey disliker, I’m going to be making and sharing some of my favorite Thanksgiving side dishes with you. Turkey schmurkey – bring on the mashed potatoes, stuffing, sweet potato casserole and cranberry fluff!

My absolute favorite Thanksgiving side dish is Cranberry Fluff – it’s sweet tangy, and the perfect companion to savory Thanksgiving fare. I was first introduced to this cranberry dessert years ago by my stepmom and it was most definitely love at first bite. How can you go wrong with cranberry sauce, crushed pineapple and miniature marshmallows? It’s like a match made in Thanksgiving heaven.

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I can’t be the only one that loads up my Thanksgiving plate with every side dish available – in double and triple servings – with just a nod (and a few bites) of turkey. I’m not gonna lie – all the savory stuff still gets covered in gravy, but the sweet sides, like this Cranberry Fluff – oh man. A few bites of savory, then a few bites of sweet, tangy, cool almost-dessert-but-not-quite Fluff. I don’t think there’s anything better in life, at least when it comes to a Thanksgiving meal.

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Cranberry Fluff

Yield: 12 servings

Prep Time: 5 minutes + chill time


  • (1) 14-ounce can whole berry cranberry sauce
  • (1) 20-ounce can crushed pineapple, drained
  • 8 ounces frozen whipped topping, thawed (see note below for alternative)
  • 3 cups Mini Campfire® Marshmallows


  1. In a large bowl, stir together cranberry sauce and crushed pineapple.
  2. Fold in whipped topping until thoroughly combined.
  3. Stir in Mini Campfire® Marshmallows.
  4. Cover and chill for at least two hours before serving.


  • If you are not a fan of mainstream frozen whipped topping, you can find all-natural alternatives at Whole Foods or make your own.
  • Store Cranberry Fluff in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.

Disclosure: My Baking Addiction has teamed up with Campfire® marshmallows to share recipes using their products. This is a sponsored post written as part of that program. All opinions about Campfire® marshmallows are 100% my own.

51 Responses to “Cranberry Fluff”

  1. Jen @ Baked by an Introvert — November 4, 2014 at 8:15 am

    This fluff is amazing. I love the addition of the whole berry cranberry sauce. And you photographs are as stunning as always!


    • Jamie — November 4, 2014 at 3:31 pm

      Thanks so much for stopping by.


  2. Kathy — November 4, 2014 at 10:29 am

    This has always been a fav of mine but I grind/finely chop a pound of fresh cranberries in mine:) MMMMM Good!


    • Jamie — November 4, 2014 at 3:30 pm

      Adding the fresh cranberries sounds so good. Thanks for visiting.


  3. Anna @ Crunchy Creamy Sweet — November 4, 2014 at 11:22 am

    I adore cranberry fluff! If only I could reach through the screen and grab that bowl!


    • Jamie — November 4, 2014 at 3:30 pm

      Thanks so much for stopping by.


  4. Jennifer @ Show Me the Yummy — November 4, 2014 at 12:48 pm

    I’m usually not a cranberry fan…but how can I pass up these marshmallows?!


    • Jamie — November 4, 2014 at 3:30 pm

      I hope you get a chance to try it. Thanks for visiting.


  5. Marta — November 4, 2014 at 3:25 pm

    Wow, Thanksgiving really is just around the corner! And I must say I don’t always look forward to the “feast”. I’m the only one in my family who skips the turkey, most of the time (sometimes I tell myself to at least eat a little bit), and goes straight for the cranberry sauce and green bean casserole. Adding another side dish in the mix would definitely NOT hurt :) and who knows, it may make things a little more enjoyable.
    Thanks for sharing,


    • Jamie — November 4, 2014 at 3:28 pm

      Thanks so much for stopping by. I hope you have a lovely holiday.


  6. Emily Bites — November 4, 2014 at 4:46 pm

    This looks awesome! I can’t wait to try it. Cranberries, pineapple, AND marshmallows? Yum.


    • Jamie — November 4, 2014 at 8:21 pm

      Thanks so much, Emily!

  7. Cookin Canuck — November 4, 2014 at 5:20 pm

    That is so pretty! And I’ll bet it’s the perfect light dessert after all of that heavy Thanksgiving food.


    • Jamie — November 4, 2014 at 8:22 pm

      Thanks so much for stopping by, Dara!

  8. Not too early to talk about Thanksgiving, especially when you are talking this recipe. I grew up with something very similar that was always a favorite.


    • Jamie — November 4, 2014 at 9:44 pm

      Thanks so much for stopping by, Erin! :)

  9. Jessica @ Sweet Menu — November 4, 2014 at 10:49 pm

    Oh love this idea! So fresh and creamy – yum!


    • Jamie — November 5, 2014 at 10:40 am

      Thanks so much, Jessica!

  10. Nicole — November 4, 2014 at 11:16 pm

    This is my kind of dessert! I am cranberry obsessed!


    • Jamie — November 5, 2014 at 10:39 am

      Me too, Nicole! Thanks for visiting!

  11. Oh, I would LOVE this. I was always a fan of the regular orangy fluff stuff, but I think cranberries with the marshmallows would be awesome. Great idea!


    • Jamie — November 5, 2014 at 10:38 am

      Thanks so much for stopping by! I’ll have to try the orange version too!

  12. Liz — November 5, 2014 at 11:40 am

    Ooooh, I love this fluff! It reminds me of Thanksgivings at home. Must add to my holiday menu this year.


    • Jamie — November 5, 2014 at 11:44 am

      Thanks so much for stopping by.


  13. Miss @ Miss in the Kitchen — November 6, 2014 at 10:38 am

    This is my favorite Thanksgiving side dish!


    • Jamie — November 6, 2014 at 10:43 am

      Thanks for stopping by!


  14. Carrie — November 9, 2014 at 7:43 pm

    Jamie this looks so good! I have to make it asap.


    • Jamie — November 9, 2014 at 9:36 pm

      Thanks so much, Carrie! :)

  15. Amy — November 10, 2014 at 8:03 pm

    This looks fabulous!! What do you serve it with?? Or just serve it as dessert?? So cool!!


    • Jamie — November 10, 2014 at 10:17 pm

      We eat it as a side dish on Thanksgiving or dessert! :) Thanks for stopping by!


  16. Lori — November 17, 2014 at 12:47 pm

    The original cranberry fluff is made with real cranberries
    Red grapes marshmallows cool whip and pecans
    It’s a recipe that was handed down to me from my sister
    And she got it from her In laws from Oklahoma
    Many many years ago!!


    • Jamie — November 17, 2014 at 9:19 pm

      Thanks for stopping by.


  17. coletta — November 20, 2014 at 1:05 pm

    The addition of a few chopped nuts of your choice would add another delicious demention to this as well .


    • Jamie — November 20, 2014 at 1:29 pm

      Yes, I have heard of people adding walnuts or pecans to cranberry fluff. Unfortunately, most of my family is anti-nuts is dessert which is a total bummer.

  18. Amanda — November 21, 2014 at 10:53 am

    would it work with jellied cranberry sauce? I currently live on an su base in Germany and can’t find the whole cranberry sauce. I bought the jellied and all the rest of the ingredients and wondered what you thought before I make it.


    • Jamie — January 28, 2015 at 11:49 pm

      Hi Amanda,
      Sorry for the late reply. I don’t know that jellied cranberry sauce would work unless you cooked it down a little first, and allowed it to cool. I’d love to hear if you tried it, and how it worked out.

      – Jamie

  19. Helen — November 24, 2014 at 9:09 am

    This looks so good and I think I might try it… Do you suggest as part of the meal or is it more of a dessert?


    • Jamie — November 24, 2014 at 11:12 am

      We enjoy it as part of the meal but it could also be served as dessert. I hope you enjoy it. Thanks for visiting.


  20. Patty — November 24, 2014 at 2:38 pm

    My mother doesn’t like to eat with her false teeth so everything has to be pretty soft. Do you think this recipe would work out ok if I used Jellied Cranberry Sauce instead of the Whole Berry?


    • Jamie — November 24, 2014 at 6:17 pm

      Although I have never tried this Jellied Cranberry Sauce, I think it would work just fine! I hope you and your mother enjoy the recipe. Happy Thanksgiving! :)

  21. Roxanne — November 26, 2014 at 11:13 pm

    I just made this for tomorrow, it’s so pretty and lite, my family will love it


    • Jamie — November 28, 2014 at 9:36 am

      I’m so glad you liked the recipe. Thanks for visiting.


  22. Kristey — November 27, 2014 at 9:56 am

    We make this every year! I also add mandarin oranges and pecans. Way delish!


    • Jamie — November 28, 2014 at 9:38 am

      The oranges and pecans sound like great additions. Thanks for stopping by.


  23. Sandi — December 5, 2014 at 12:03 am

    My niece brought your Cranberry Fluff to our Thanksgiving dinner. I loved it so much, I askd her for the recipe. I am going to make it for a Christmas party I will be attending. Absolutely delicious!!!!!!!!!!


    • Jamie — December 5, 2014 at 7:46 am

      I am so happy to hear you and your family enjoyed the recipe. Thanks so much for stopping by! Happy Holidays!

  24. Angela Hooker — November 12, 2015 at 6:48 pm

    You could also add some chopped pecans!


  25. CTET Result — November 16, 2016 at 11:00 pm

    Ooh, this looks so good!


    • Jamie — November 17, 2016 at 12:41 pm

      Thank you! I hope you enjoy it!

  26. Kayla King — November 22, 2016 at 3:43 pm

    How early could I make this before Thanksgiving ?


    • Jamie — November 22, 2016 at 4:45 pm

      Definitely the night before, that’s when I usually make it. Enjoy!

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