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Taffy Apple Salad

Kids especially will eat up this salad, which really does taste like a taffy apple! My whole family enjoys it, and I hope you do, too.
  • Total Time
    Prep: 20 min. + chilling
  • Makes
    12 servings


  • 1 can (20 ounces) crushed pineapple
  • 4 cups miniature marshmallows
  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
  • 4-1/2 teaspoons cider vinegar
  • 1 carton (8 ounces) frozen whipped topping, thawed
  • 3 cups diced unpeeled apples
  • 1-1/2 cups lightly salted peanuts, coarsely chopped


  • Drain pineapple, reserving juice. In a large bowl, combine pineapple and marshmallows; cover and refrigerate for several hours.
  • In a saucepan, combine the egg, sugars, flour, vinegar and reserved pineapple juice; cook and stir until mixture thickens and reaches 160°. Remove from the heat; cool. Cover and refrigerate.
  • Fold whipped topping into the chilled dressing. Add the apples and peanuts to the pineapple and marshmallows. Fold dressing into fruit mixture. Refrigerate leftovers.
Nutrition Facts
3/4 cup: 315 calories, 13g fat (5g saturated fat), 18mg cholesterol, 93mg sodium, 47g carbohydrate (34g sugars, 3g fiber), 6g protein.

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  • joanna217
    Sep 19, 2016

    This recipe is fantastic! Follow the directions exactly and it's perfect!

  • liztonlady
    Nov 14, 2013

    I made this salad and loved it. I will be making it for Thanksgiving. Thanks to the person who shared it.

  • smart35
    Dec 24, 2012

    Unfortunately this salad was a huge disappointment. I won't be making it again and I'm not even sure if I want to serve it. The ingredients just don't go well together and the smell of the cider vinegar coming from it is completely overwhelming.

  • vanillaluv
    Aug 7, 2011

    I love that this salad is different. The nuts added an unexpected crunch.

  • mgarcia174
    Jul 17, 2011

    This was so easy to make, it was a big hit with the kids, they were so amazed it tasted just like a taffy apple.

  • TexasCookie
    Feb 8, 2011

    Wonderful and just different enough to surprise your guests. A family favorite at our house.

  • skraklow
    Jun 28, 2008

    Make 1/2 for home serving