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Favorite Apple Salad Recipe
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Favorite Apple Salad Recipe

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A friend gave us this refreshing recipe, which immediately became a family favorite, especially with my mother and mother-in-law. For many meals, I'll prepare this crisp, colorful dish in place of an ordinary green salad. -Sharon Bielmyer, Holtwood, Pennsylvania
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. + chilling
MAKES:14 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. + chilling
MAKES: 14 servings


  • 1 can (20 ounces) unsweetened pineapple chunks
  • 1/4 cup butter, cubed
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 2 tablespoons cold water
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 8 cups chopped tart apples
  • 2 cups green grapes
  • 2 teaspoons poppy seeds
  • 3/4 cup chopped pecans, toasted

Nutritional Facts

One 3/4-cup serving (prepared with margarine and fat-free mayonnaise) equals 170 calories, 8 g fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 159 mg sodium, 26 g carbohydrate, 0 fiber, 1 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1-1/2 fruit, 1-1/2 fat.


  1. Drain pineapple, reserving juice; set the pineapple aside. Place juice in a saucepan; add butter, sugar and lemon juice. Bring to a boil. Combine the cornstarch and cold water until smooth; add to the saucepan, stirring constantly. Return to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes. Chill. Stir in mayonnaise. In a large bowl, combine pineapple, apples, grapes, poppy seeds and cooked dressing. Fold in the pecans just before serving. Yield: 14 servings.
Originally published as Favorite Apple Salad in Taste of Home October/November 1999, p33

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Reviewed Jul. 12, 2010

"YES< I cant wait to make this for family gatherings and potlucks. Its delicious, fast and easy to put together. I split the recipe tonight just to "try" it. Now I am excited with a new recipe in my arsenal of great take alongs!"

Reviewed Apr. 7, 2010

"This is my go to recipe when bringing a dish to a potluck. My family loves it and asks for it a lot!"

Reviewed Sep. 11, 2009

"This is a wonderful recipe. Everytime i make it and serve it at gatherings I get many compliments.


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