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I like to add a little nutmeg!
Hi Sheryl, how interesting, I’ll have to try that!
I am planning on using wedges for this because it’s for 80 people. My mind is drawing a blank on how much I will need to cover the wedges. Any idea?
Hi, Marline — I think that would depend on how big the wedges are. This recipe serves four so scaling it up for 80 is a pretty big task. I would multiply it by 20 to get the servings you need. Good Luck!
I’m particular to the classic version using black grapes in place of red, and using fresh juice instead of reconstituted .. lime juice is a welcome change. I also use honey crisp and granny Smith apples. A summertime and holiday favorite.
I make mine with butter lettuce, pear, apple, walnuts, golden raisins and yogurt. Yummy!!!
I don’t know what I did but it wasn’t as sweet as I remembered I will take the blame
Good mayo dressing and overall GOOD with both crunchy and chewy textures including with 1/2 cup CRAISINS w/o grapes quick prep time.
Similar is six cup salad. Apples, mandarin oranges, green seedless grapes, strawberries, walnuts, whipped cream or yogurt.
Smoked mackerel gives it another flavour
I put carrots in mine and cranraisens
You forgot one thing , MINIATURE MARSHMALLOWS !
Followed the recip as Is……so simple! …My whole family LOVED it!! Thank you! Elise. ..I’ll be making this again soon.
To make this salad using less mayonnaise, you can add some cool whip. It adds extra sweetness and makes it light and fluffy. Still love the original recipe too!
I always make my salad with a little cool whip ,and omit the lemon juice.
In the south of New Zealand we have a traditional apple salad that is pretty similar. Consists of diced apples, celery, chopped red onion, roughly chopped walnuts and chopped hard boiled eggs. Dressing is tin of sweetened condensed milk, cup of malt vinegar, teaspoon of dry mustard powder and half teaspoon of salt all mixed through.
I’ve never used salt or pepper with this recipe. Will have to try. Plus I always use raisins over grapes and many times I just leave the skins on the apples. One of my favorite recipes!
Simple recipe the family enjoy!!
Hi Elise, and what about half & half mayo and yogourt?
I’m planning make it for New Years Eve.
Hi Agnes, sure, that should work fine!
We use bananas, apples, grapes and what ever nut you choose and home made whip cream to bring it all together. Fabulous !
How far ahead can this be made before serving?
Hi, Kelly! You can mix the apples, grapes, and celery with the mayo mixture a few hours ahead. I’d wait to add the walnuts or the lettuce until just before serving. Enjoy!
In Girl Scouts we hollowed out an apple and called it Walking Apple Salad. I use Lite Marzetti Cole Slaw dressing…no mixing or measuring needed. It’s ready to go. I also just add ingredients until I think I’ve got enough. If I make too much no problem. I have leftovers for me.
My departed Mom’s version was lightly sweetened: add 1/4 c sugar to the dressing. She added 1/4 tsp. Ground cardamom to the dressing, as well, mixing it with fresh lemon juice: she cut the apples and celery into lightly salted cold water, and preferred to used at least two different apples for color contrast. She used golden raisins for special occasions, and as we’re in the South (North Carolina) used pecans, with English walnuts for special occasions..once she tried black walnuts (which we have in abundance) and dried cherries in lieu of raisins. Opinions on it were divided.