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Citrus Pineapple Coleslaw

A blue-ribbon recipe, this slaw was a winner in our state fair competition. Alaska is famous for its giant cabbages, but any garden-variety head will taste yummy dressed in citrusy pineapple and marshmallow bits. —Carol Ross, Anchorage, Alaska
  • Total Time
    Prep: 30 min. + chilling
  • Makes
    8-12 servings

Ingredients

  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup cornstarch
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup unsweetened pineapple juice
  • 1/4 cup orange juice
  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 6 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 1 medium head cabbage, shredded
  • 2 large carrots, shredded
  • 1 can (8 ounces) crushed pineapple, drained
  • 1 cup miniature marshmallows
  • Carrot curls, optional

Directions

  • In a saucepan, combine the first 6 ingredients until smooth. Bring to a boil over medium heat; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Stir a small amount into the eggs. Return all to saucepan, stirring constantly. Cook and stir until mixture reaches 160°. Cool for 5 minutes. Stir in cream cheese until melted. Refrigerate.
  • In a large salad bowl, combine the cabbage, carrots, pineapple and marshmallows. Add dressing; toss to coat. Garnish with carrot curls if desired.
Nutrition Facts
1 cup: 132 calories, 4g fat (2g saturated fat), 43mg cholesterol, 101mg sodium, 24g carbohydrate (16g sugars, 2g fiber), 3g protein.

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  • Lizart7
    Mar 23, 2014

    Worst salad I ever tasted.

  • baking mama
    May 28, 2009

    So delicious, I make it for most holiday dinners. Worth the extra time it takes to make.