Frozen Cherry Salad - Favorite Recipes Friday

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This is Larry’s favorite salad. I make it almost every holiday!

Frozen Cherry Salad

1 (20-ounce) can cherry pie filling
1 (14-ounce) can sweetened condensed milk
1 (8-ounce) can crushed pineapple, drained
1 (8-ounce) container whipped topping, thawed
1 cup chopped nuts (optional, but really good!)

Combine first 3 ingredients.
Fold in whipped topping.
Fold in nuts.
Spoon cherry mixture into muffin cups or an 8-inch square pan coated with cooking spray.
Cover and freeze - 8 hours or overnight.*
Release from muffin cups or cut into squares.
Serve on lettuce leaves. 

This is also good not frozen. Just spoon it into a pretty, clear salad bowl and  chill it in the fridge for a while before serving.
If you're using the muffin tins, once frozen, you can pop the individual salads into a zippered plastic bag and place them back into the freezer. Just remove as many as you need when serving. Theses freeze well for several weeks.
This can also be made very low-fat by using fat-free condensed milk and whipped topping and omitting the nuts.


  1. Jubilee Jumbels (Jumbles)

    ½ cup Shortening
    1 cup Dark Brown Sugar
    ½ cup regular Sugar
    2 Eggs
    2 ¾ cups plain flour
    1 cup undiluted Carnation Milk
    1 tsp. Vanilla
    ½ tsp. Soda
    ½ tsp. Salt
    1 cup chopped walnuts

    Mix shortening, sugar and eggs – stir in milk & vanilla
    Sift flour, soda and salt. Stir in mixture, add
    Walnuts and drop by rounded teaspoons, two(?) inches apart on
    greased cookie sheet – 375 degrees for about 10 min.

    Burnt Butter Glaze 1/4 cup Carnation
    Heat 2 Tbs Butter (oleo) until yellow brown
    Beat in two cups con-sugar and vanilla, spread on cooled
    Cookies –

    Note: From the recipe collection of Frances Jewel Crausby Carter. I’ve attempted to reproduce as faithful to Mom’s handwriting as I could. A PDF copy of this recipe in Mom's handwriting can be found at: http://rrnews.org/PDF

  2. I am going to have to make this for Jimmy. He loves this cherry salad that is similar, that his mother and grandmother always made. It has a jar of maraschino cherries, cool whip, crushed pineapple, and maybe oranges....I can't remember off hand. But he likes it frozen in a rectangle container, and he cuts off slices to eat. I don't care for cherries, but I will make this for Jimmy for a treat.
    Thanks for sharing!

  3. I will definitely be adding this to my recipe file! It would be great for any occasion especially during the holidays! Thanks for sharing! :)


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