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Autumn Apple Salad Recipe

Autumn Apple Salad Recipe

Whether I make it for a Sunday dinner, a company dinner or a covered-dish dinner, people like the blend of flavor in this salad. The ladies ask for the recipe...the men ask me to make sure their wives get a copy of it! Our house is on the edge of town. It has lots of room for gardening (my husband, my parents and grandparents, all lived on farms). I'm a second-grade teacher with two boys, 5 and 2, who "help" Mommy cook.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + chilling YIELD:9-12 servings


  • 1 can (20 ounces) crushed pineapple, undrained
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 1 package (3 ounces) lemon gelatin
  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup diced unpeeled apples
  • 1/2 to 1 cup chopped nuts
  • 1 cup chopped celery
  • 1 cup whipped topping
  • Lettuce leaves


  • 1. In a saucepan, combine pineapple and sugar; bring to a boil and boil for 3 minutes. Add gelatin; stir until dissolved. Add cream cheese; stir until mixture is thoroughly combined. Cool.
  • 2. Fold in apples, nuts, celery and whipped topping. Pour into a 9-in. square baking pan. Refrigerate until firm. Cut into squares and serve on lettuce leaves. Yield: 9-12 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 piece: 219 calories, 11g fat (5g saturated fat), 21mg cholesterol, 81mg sodium, 29g carbohydrate (25g sugars, 1g fiber), 4g protein

Reviews for Autumn Apple Salad

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Reviewed Nov. 12, 2015

"Excellent!! I made it yesterday for a Veterans Day Dinner at our Club House and many asked for the recipe. I will be making it for our Thanksgiving Dinner, also."

Reviewed Dec. 19, 2012

"I tried this recipe for the first time for Thanksgiving this year and it was a hit! It is so easy to make too. It is right up there with the orange gelatin pretzel salad as my favorite go to dessert recipes for the holidays or anytime!"

Reviewed Sep. 23, 2012

"This is a wonderful recipe. I made it, following the recipe and took it to a potluck, where it was a huge hit. Everyone loved it."

Reviewed May. 26, 2011

"I absolutely love this salad! I often sub sugar free jello and replace some or all of the sugar with Splenda. It seems like I make this about once every month for some event, but I think I could eat the entire bowl by myself! Yummy!"

Reviewed Jan. 3, 2011

"I made this for Thanksgiving and everyone loved it so much my Mother made it for Christmas. It's really good!"

Reviewed Oct. 21, 2010

"Took this to a family dinner.

Everyone really liked it."

Reviewed Sep. 20, 2010

"This is a wonderful recipe! I receive requests for it year-round! Thank you Taste of Home for providing this recipe!"

Reviewed Jun. 1, 2010

"Wonderful even in the summer. So easy to prepare and it's a favorite whereever I bring it. Thanks for a great recipe."

Reviewed May. 20, 2010

"Excellent! Refreshing even in summer. Many requests whenever I take this anywhere. Men LOVE it also. Try will not be sorry."

Reviewed Jul. 9, 2009

"I've made this recipe several times for church events. Everyone loves it and wants the recipe."

Reviewed Jan. 14, 2009

"Awesome! I made it with Sugar free jello and Splenda, and I couldnt tell a difference. This is a wonderful recipe."

Reviewed Nov. 1, 2008

"My family just had halloween party yesterday. And everyone loved this dish. And they ask me to make it for Thanksgiving dinner too. I am so glad I found this recipe."

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