12 oz. fresh cranberries - sorted and rinsed
1 sm. 8 oz. can of crushed* pineapple - drained
8 oz. cream cheese
1/2-3/4 cup powdered sugar**
4-6 oz. of Cool Whip*** - thawed
Grind cranberries coarsely in a food grinder. Combine in a bowl with drained pineapple. Blend cream cheese and sugar with a mixer. Fold Cool Whip in by hand. Add to cranberry and pineapple mixture. Stir until thoroughly mixed. Refrigerate for at least an hour, but longer if possible to let it set.
*if you can't get crushed pineapple, get the tidbits or chunks and grind them coarsly like the cranberries.
** I can't promise good results if any other type of sugar is used.
***the original recipe calls for 8oz. of Cool Whip, but from my experience, it makes the mousse too soupy.
I hope you try this recipe and make it a part of your holiday celebrations just as I have!
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