Mama’s Cranberry and Marshmallow Salad

We all have traditions we cherish and the one I miss the most is a huge family gathered around the table to partake in the Thanksgiving day festivities. I may not always remember the exact meal we had but I do remember there was always family and friends gathered around – and there was ALWAYS Mama’s Cranberry Salad, which we are sharing with you too.
The tangy flavor of the cranberries mixed with the sweetness of the marshmallow was always a favorite of ours growing up.
Serves about 10Total Time: 7 hours 10 minutes
4 cups fresh cranberries1 1/4 cups sugar1 cup heavy cream1 10 oz package mini marshmallows 1 8 oz can crushed pineapple (drained)
1 cup chopped pecans (optional)
1.In a food processor, coarsely grind the cranberries.
2.Mix in 1 cup of the sugar. Cover and place in the icebox for 6 hours or overnight.
3.In a large bowl, whip the cream with the 1/4 cup of remaining sugar until stiff.
4.Stir in the cranberries, marshmallow, pineapple, and pecans (optional).
5.Cover and place in the icebox for 1 hour or until chilled. Serve cool.