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Cranberry Pink Stuff Recipe | Step-by-Step Directions for a Holiday Dessert
Pink Stuff - A Holiday Recipe Tradition
My family enjoys celebrating holidays, especially Thanksgiving, Christmas and Easter. For each of these holidays, we get together at my parent's house where we enjoy a family meal.
The traditional dessert at these family gatherings is Pink Stuff. Originally, it was made by my great-aunt Olive. When she passed away, it was up to me to keep this tradition alive.
Pink Stuff is a light, delicious, sweet dessert. It can also be served as a side dish, or even as a left-over snack! The longer it is kept in the refrigerator, the better the flavor!
It's best to prepare Pink Stuff a couple of days before you plan to serve it. The longer it chills in your refrigerator, the better the flavors blend.
Pink Stuff Recipe - Part 1
- 1 package fresh cranberries (12 oz)
- 1/2 cup sugar
- Plastic wrap
- Chop cranberries and put into a bowl.
- Add sugar, and stir until cranberries are coated.
- Cover bowl of sweetened cranberries with plastic wrap, and refrigerate overnight.
Pink Stuff Recipe - Part 2
- 2/3 cup coconut
- 1 small can of crushed pineapple (juice can be drained - your preference)
- 1/2 cup of chopped pecans
- 1/2 cup mini marshmallows
- 1 pint heavy whipping cream
- Remove sweetened cranberries from refrigerator, and uncover
- Stir in fruits, nuts and marshmallows
- Whip cream, then fold first mixture into whipped cream
- Refrigerate overnight, then serve
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Mini Dessert Cups
If you prefer individual servings to a traditional family setting, consider serving your Pink Stuff in dessert cups.
These mini glass bowls hold 5 ounces of Pink Stuff, which is plenty for a holiday meal. Simply spoon your Pink Stuff into these bowls the day before your meal, and they'll be ready to serve when you are.
The perfect size to complement any meal, and sturdy enough to use for holidays to come.