I could have sworn that I had a recipe for Apple Salad on my blog. In fact, at Thanksgiving time, I started to make it to take to a gathering and the first thing I did was look search the recipe on the site. Nothing.
So I snapped a few photos and I’m just now getting around to posting the recipe. This one is great for holiday dinners like Thanksgiving, Christmas and Easter, but it’s so easy that you can also serve it up on a plain old Tuesday night.
If you’re dishing it up for weeknight dinner, use the ingredients you have on hand. Feel free to skip the pineapple, pecans or grapes.
The recipe is really more method than exact measurements, but the two ingredients that make the dressing are key. Those are also the two ingredients I can never remember, hence the reason I was searching my blog for the recipe.
Since my search yielded nothing, I called my mom, of course. Now that I’ve got the recipe posted we can all find it here and talk to our moms about something else.
Easy Apple Salad
Here’s what you’ll need:
I didn’t use the whole bowl of grapes that you see or the whole bag of marshmallows. But if you want to, I won’t judge and I bet your salad will be amazing.
I like to use several different types of apples when I make this. I usually use a Granny Smith, along with a few Golden Delicious and some type of red apple. But if I’m making it for a weeknight dinner, I use whatever type apple is in the fruit bowl. No rules, no worries.
Easy Apple Salad
- 5 apples cored and chopped
- 1 cup grapes cut in half
- 1/2 cup pecan pieces
- 8 oz pineapple tidbits drained
- 3/4 cup marshmallows
- 1/2 cup sour cream
- 1/3 cup mayonnaise
- Put apples, grapes, pecans, pineapple and marshmallows in a large bowl.
- In a smaller bowl, stir together sour cream and mayonnaise.
- Pour over fruit and toss until coated.
L Jones says
Just a little variation that you might try: it’s actually very good and just a tad sweeter when you use Cool Whip instead of the sour cream. My mom always used to make this with our Easter dinner. I hope you like it!!
Chris s says
How much cool whip?
Leslie Clingan says
Pinned and properly drooled over.
How much cool whip?? Please….thank you
Colette LHeureux-Stevens says
I would love if you have any type of nutritional info on your recipes. As a diabetic it would really help me.
My family is so darn picky, cut the recipe in half. Went over pretty well. Used honeycrisp apples, no marshmallows, yogurt instead of mayo. Im also diabetic so nutritional values is very important, Insulin dependent.
I like the idea of Greek yogart instead of mayo
Darci Merritt says
My mom uses apples, grapes, raisins, marshmallows, and nuts. For her dressing, she uses vanilla or French vanilla pudding (only a little milk to moisten) and vanilla yogurt.Yum!
Can you use Miracle Whip instead of mayonnaise for those of us who were raised to hate real mayo?
Beth Moore says
That’s how we always made it! YUMMY!!
Gloria Eberhart says
Can’t use nuts (allergic). Also, will Poppyseed dressing be acceptable instead of mayonnaise?
Gloria – the poppyseed will be a little thinner than mayonnaise, but it sure sounds like it’s worth a try! Poppyseed dressing just seems to pair well with fruit 🙂
Ms johnnie says
Sounds great. I’m going to try it.
I followed the recipe exactly. I made it for a tailgate party, a work party, my mom and sis and Thanksgiving, everyone loved it! Thank you for a great recipe.
That’s so great to hear! I’m glad everyone enjoyed it!!
Well, this sounds just like what I was looking for on this Tuesday! Not sure I have everything, but I’ll just give it a whirl. I actually have some whipped cream I need to use (the real stuff!)…Thank you!
An easy salad for a Tuesday is always a good idea 😉 Or any other day of the week too, right?!!
Anne Claxton says
Can you make this the night before or will the apples turn brown?
Tiffany King says
It will be fine to make the day before.
If you make it the day before with the dressing, will it get too soggy?
Tiffany King says
It should hold up well if you make it ahead of time.
Yummy! I’m going to a football party this weekend, and I was looking for something just like this! It looks amazing and I love that it’s fairly customizable. Thanks!
deb sawall says
Another diabetic heard from! I added Romaine lettuce to my salad. Very yummy.
Another delish salad recipe to try! It looks really scrumptious! Thanks 😀