Thursday, October 22, 2015

Apple Salad with Walnuts and Cranberries

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Apples are in season these days and I love buying a big bunch to fill our fruit bowl at home so there is always a healthy quick snack around.  I made this apple salad with yummy crunchy walnuts, tart dried cranberries and some canned pineapple because... well I love pineapple.   I brought this salad over for a family meal over my sister's house and it was a big hit. 

I thought it would make a great light dessert for those of us who don't always want to eat a big slice of cake after dinner.  My mother thought the salad was great, but she decided to dig into it with her meal as a side salad.  So it's a pretty versatile salad because it can be placed on the main table as a side salad or on the dessert table as a light dessert.  Way to go apples! 




Apple Salad with Walnuts and Cranberries
Recipe by Ramona from Kitchen Simmer 

Ingredients:
10-12 medium apples (any kind)
* Bowl of water and 2 tsp salt to soak apples
1 (8oz) brick of cream cheese softened
1 heaping cup sour cream
1/3 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup coarsely chopped walnuts
1/3 cup dried cranberries
1 (20oz) can pineapple chunks or tidbits drained

Directions: 
 
1. Wash and cut apples into small bite size pieces.  Note: peeling skin off apples is optional if you prefer.  Place cut apples into a solution of salt and water for 5 minutes to prevent browning. Then drain apple pieces on paper towel for a few minutes. 



2.  In a large bowl, mix softened cream cheese with brown sugar and sour cream until smooth.  Then add drained pineapple chunks, drained apples, walnuts and cranberries.  Mix well and serve immediately or chill and serve.  Enjoy.







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8 comments:

  1. Haha, I kept opening your site and coming up with Kitchen Simmer. I would close it...thinking I had clicked on something incorrectly! lol Congratulations on your new blog name. I think it is a great idea and does not limit you to curries and Asian dishes, as much as I also enjoy them. :) All the best, Ramona! Thanks for your friendship through the years. Much appreciated!! :)

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    1. Thank you so much Jennifer. I am still on such a learning curve with all this blogging stuff (even after 4 years). I have enjoyed getting to know you over the years and I appreciate all your support and encouragement. :)

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  2. This sounds so delicious! Apples and Walnuts together is just so good on it's own and then to add cranberries and all that creaminess and fruits is even better! These would taste so good stuffed inside crepes!!

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    1. Thanks Dini! Crepes... what a fabulous idea. :)

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  3. This reminds me of a salad my mom used to make, she used raisins instead of cranberries. I do love a big fat slice of cake after dinner and would love this also!

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    1. LOL! My family ate both for dessert too. A helping of this salad gave them the feeling they could eat a bigger slice of cake. :)

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  4. Oh wow, this looks so good! This would disappear so quickly in my house!

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  5. This looks like a great fall salad! Love apples and walnuts together!

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