(by Shirley McNevich)
4 cups fresh or frozen cranberries (thawed and mashed with a potato masher or processed with a food processor)
1 - 16oz. bag mini marshmallows (if you can find the multi-colored ones, they make it look nicer)
1 to 1 1/2 cups white sugar (less if you like it tart; more if you want it sweeter)
2 cups baking apples (washed, peeled, cored, and cut into bite sized pieces)
1/2 to 3/4 cup chopped walnuts
2 cups Cool Whip (thawed and refrigerated)
In a large bowl mash cranberries with a potato masher (or you can use a food processor)--pick out any large pieces of cranberry peels and discard. Add 1 cup white sugar and marshmallows to the mashed cranberries--stir. Taste--if too tart, add more white sugar and re-stir. Cover the bowl with foil and refrigerate overnight. The next day, chop the apples and the walnuts--add to the cranberry mixture and stir. Add refrigerated Cool Whip to the cranberry mixture--fold in using a large spoon. Keep refrigerated.