In food processor, grind 12 oz fresh uncooked cranberries (fairly fine). Add 1 C sugar. Stir. Transfer to nonreactive bowl. Cover. LET STAND IN FRIDGE OVERNIGHT.
An hour before serving: chop bananas, apples, and pecans.
Add chopped ingredients to cranberry-sugar mixture. Stir together. Fold in Cool Whip or whipped fresh cream half an hour before serving.
Quick. Easy. Tasty!
Make Ahead Tips:
Process cranberries in food processor and add sugar. Cover and refrigerate overnight.
Chop pecans. Store in airtight container. Easily add to your recipe the next day.
My littles usually help finish this recipe on Thanksgiving Day. After washing their hands, my kids can chop bananas and apples while I whip the cream. Younger children can help stir the additions into the cranberries. Watch 'em closely! LOL they may fail the marshmallow test when your back is turned! 🙂