Dutch Apple Salad Recipe
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Dutch Apple Salad Recipe

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There's plenty of crunch in this refreshing salad that's perfect for autumn when apples are ripe for the picking. The simple milk and sugar dressing allows the fruit and veggie flavors to shine. You could use vanilla yogurt in place of the cooked dressing. —Shirley Joan Helfenbein, Lapeer, Michigan
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. + chilling
MAKES:8 servings
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TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. + chilling
MAKES: 8 servings


  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 1 egg
  • 2 large Golden Delicious apples, chopped
  • 2 large Red Delicious apples, chopped
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped celery
  • 1/2 cup seedless red grapes, quartered
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts, toasted


  1. In a small heavy saucepan, combine the flour and sugar. Gradually whisk in milk until smooth. Cook and stir over medium-high heat until thickened and bubbly. Reduce heat; cook and stir 2 minutes longer. Remove from the heat. Stir a small amount of hot mixture into egg; return all to the pan, stirring constantly. Bring to a gentle boil; cook and stir 2 minutes longer. Remove from the heat.
  2. Transfer to a small bowl. Cool to room temperature without stirring. Cover surface of salad dressing with waxed paper; refrigerate until cooled.
  3. Just before serving, combine the apples and celery in a large salad bowl. Drizzle with dressing; gently toss to coat. Sprinkle with grapes and walnuts. Yield: 8 servings.
Originally published as Dutch Apple Salad in Taste of Home October/November 2007, p35

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Reviewed Oct. 23, 2010

"After reading the reviews, I modified the recipe by substituting corn syrup for the sugar and added vanilla after taking it off the stove. Lightly sweet taste which wouldn't overpower the fruit. Also added dried cranberries and raisins for an added texture"

Reviewed Sep. 2, 2009

"Overall it was very tasty- however, the cream base was a bit lacking in flavor and consistancy. I think I might try using some sort of yogart next time."

Reviewed Sep. 1, 2009

"The Yogurt sounds great to me too. I usually use Miracle whip plus a little sugar so I will be trying both of the above. Thanks, Anna"

Reviewed Aug. 21, 2009

"I make a salad that is very similar: chopped apples (I like to use one granny, one red delicious and one golden delicious), sliced celery, cashews, and pina colada or vanilla yogurt. Simple and yummy."

Reviewed Sep. 5, 2008

"I love apples in a salad, and I think the vanilla yogurt idea is great. I will be making this soon.Thanks for the recipe.


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