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Sun Kernel Delight

 Sun Kernel Delight
This delightfully different cold pasta salad features apples, pineapple and sunflower kernels, which add a nice crunch. My family loves it.—Kelly Culp, Clinton, Ohio
12 ServingsPrep: 20 min. + cooling

Ingredients

  • 1-1/4 cups sugar
  • 4 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1/2 cup lemon juice
  • 1 package (7 ounces) ring macaroni, cooked and drained
  • 6 medium apples, chopped
  • 1 can (8 ounces) crushed pineapple, drained
  • 1 carton (8 ounces) frozen whipped topping, thawed
  • 1/2 to 1 cup salted sunflower kernels

Directions

  • In a saucepan, combine the sugar, eggs and lemon juice; cook and stir
  • over low heat until temperature reaches 160° and mixture is
  • thickened, about 5 minutes. Cool completely. Fold in the macaroni,
  • apples, pineapple and whipped topping. Refrigerate until ready to
  • serve; stir in sunflower kernels. Yield: 12 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 cup) equals 307 calories, 9 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 71 mg cholesterol, 56 mg sodium, 53 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 6 g protein.