Autumn Apple Salad Recipe
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Autumn Apple Salad Recipe

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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
MAKES:9-12 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + chilling
MAKES: 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

Nutritional Facts

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


  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.
Originally published as Autumn Apple Salad in Country Woman May/June 1993, p33

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MY REVIEW User ID: 7834617 237238
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."

SPO1966 User ID: 6662580 20721
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!"

Denco24 User ID: 6689112 28795
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."

faith7025 User ID: 1149408 9869
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!"

Seeker4recipes User ID: 5715422 31036
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!"

bjcox150 User ID: 89491 7977
Reviewed Oct. 21, 2010

"Took this to a family dinner.

Everyone really liked it."

marcia User ID: 14092 11258
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!"

windsong77077 User ID: 1413946 11385
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."

windsong77077 User ID: 1413946 31033
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."

ETMimi User ID: 3727345 9868
Reviewed Jul. 9, 2009

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

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