This fabulous salad is absolutely spectacular. Lots of fruit in every bite and it tastes just like eating candied apples. It’s A-M-A-Z-I-N-G!!! This is a great salad for holiday entertaining but also great in the fall after apple harvest. It’s relatively easy to make and you’re family will feel like they’re being treated likes kings and queens when they eat this luscious salad.
I adapted and compiled this salad from two recipes in Women’s Circle Home Cooking Cookbooks circa 1991. These cookbooks are fantastic even though they don’t have pictures. I prefer recipes that really taste good and these cookbooks are similar to Taste of Home recipes in that they present regular home cooking recipes everyone actually eats and enjoys.
We love this delicious salad recipe and believe you and your family will love it too if you give it a try. If you like the taste of taffy apples, you will fall in love with this salad!
Here’s a look at this delicious salad.
Here’s a look at this spectacular salad.
Here’s a serving of Taffy Apple Salad.
Here’s a close up so you can see the texture. Yum, yum!
We served this tasty salad for company the other night and everyone raved over it!
Here’s what I did.
In a saucepan over low heat place cornstarch.
Add sugar and whisk together until there are no more lumps.
Here I’ve stirred the cornstarch and sugar together.
Add apple cider vinegar.
Drain and reserve all the liquid from a large can of crushed pineapple. Here I’m pressing out all the pineapple juice in a colander over a large bowl that will catch all the juice.
Here I’ve pressed all the juice out of the pineapple.
Here is the pineapple juice I pressed out of the pineapple.
Add pineapple juice to saucepan with sugar mixture.
Stir ingredients together and cook over low heat until mixture begins to thicken. This may take several minutes.
After mixture thickens and cools, stir in one beaten egg.
Stir egg until well beaten. Set aside to add to cooked sugar mixture after it has thickened and cooled.
Meanwhile, make up salad. Place dry roasted and salted peanuts in large salad bowl. This salad with works better with salted peanuts rather than unsalted.
Add drained pineapple.
Here the sauce has thickened. Set it aside to cool for at least 5 minutes otherwise you will cook the egg. Yikes! You don’t want scrambled eggs in this mixture!
Here I’m adding the beaten egg to the sugar/pineapple mixture.
Here I’ve stirred the egg into the sugar/pineapple mixture. This needs to cool completely. I usually freeze it for about 15-20 minutes and then it is usually cool enough to pour over salad.
Meanwhile, core and dice apples but don’t peel them. I’ve used Gala apples here but you can use any good eating apple. Sometimes I use red and golden delicious for the color variation.
Here I’ve stirred all the salad ingredients together.
The sugar/pineapple mixture has cooled so it’s ready to pour over top of the salad.
Pour taffy apple sauce over salad ingredients.
Stir in cool whip topping.
Here’s a serving of this fabulous salad. Your family is sure to love it.
Here’s a close up view so you can see the texture.
Try a bite of this scrumptious Taffy Apple Salad.
This is a great salad to serve company — especially over the holidays.
Doesn’t this look wonderful? Are you ready for a taste of this incredible fruit salad?
Serve some of this great salad for holiday guests and they will keep coming back for more!
Here’s the recipe.
TAFFY APPLE SALAD
(Recipe adapted from two Women’s Circle Cookbooks)
4 cups chopped Red Delicious apples, unpeeled, usually about 4 large—I usually use 2 red and 2 golden delicious (here I’ve used Gala apples and because they were small I used about 7 or 8 apples)
1 large 29-oz. can crushed pineapple drained, reserving juice
1 cup salted peanuts
2 cups miniature marshmallows
¾ cup sugar
3 tbsp. cornstarch
2 tbsp. cider vinegar
1 egg, beaten
16-oz. container whipped topping (Cool Whip)
Combine cornstarch, sugar, vinegar and reserved pineapple juice. Cook over low heat until mixture starts to thicken. Set aside to cool before adding beaten egg. Cool (I usually put in my freezer—saucepan and all—for about 20 minutes while I’m preparing the apples.) Place apples, drained pineapple, marshmallows and nuts in bowl; mix. Stir sauce mixture into apple mixture with whipped topping. Refrigerate overnight, or at least 6 hours. This reminds you of eating taffy apples. Serves 12.
Here’s another look.
Your family and guests will love tasting this wonderful salad. It tastes like eating taffy apples!
Here’s a close up so you can see the marshmallows, pineapple pieces, apples, and peanuts in a delicious, creamy dressing.
Here’s a serving of this delicious salad for you!
Here’s a serving of Taffy Apple Salad for me!
Doesn’t this look yummy?
Why don’t you try making this magnificent salad over the holidays? You won’t be sorry and all your guests will love it.
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