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Favorite Apple Salad

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


  • 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


  • 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.
Nutrition Facts
3/4 cup: 170 calories, 8g fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 159mg sodium, 26g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 0 fiber), 1g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1-1/2 fruit, 1-1/2 fat.

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  • newrecipejunkie
    Oct 20, 2017

    I made this to take to a potluck supper and it was very popular. The recipe does make a lot so will serve a big crowd. I omitted the nuts due to my own nut allergy, plus you don't know who else may also have such an allergy at this type of gathering. Instead I substituted raisins. Delicious! I will make this again!

  • maggieaw
    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!

  • barretsmommy
    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!

  • lavalle
    Sep 11, 2009

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