Homemade Coleslaw Dressing Recipe
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Homemade Coleslaw Dressing Recipe

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Some cooked dressings can be heavy and overly sweet, especially if they contain cream, but this one isn't. This recipe dates back to 1942. Jewel Kiswer, Cartersville, Georgia
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. + chilling
MAKES:6-8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. + chilling
MAKES: 6-8 servings


  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground mustard
  • 1/4 teaspoon paprika
  • 4 egg yolks
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/3 cup white vinegar
  • 2 cups shredded green cabbage
  • 2 cups shredded red cabbage

Nutritional Facts

3/4 cup: 51 calories, 3g fat (1g saturated fat), 106mg cholesterol, 156mg sodium, 5g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 1g fiber), 2g protein.


  1. In a heavy saucepan, whisk the sugar, salt, mustard, paprika and egg yolks until smooth. Gradually whisk in water and vinegar. Cook and stir over medium heat until a thermometer reads 160° and mixture is thickened. Remove from the heat; cool to room temperature.
  2. Place the cabbage in a bowl; add dressing and toss to coat. Refrigerate until serving. Yield: 6-8 servings.
Originally published as Homemade Coleslaw Dressing in Country Extra July 2005, p49

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