Taffy apple salad is so creamy and delicious that, once your friends get a taste, they will be back for more. Be prepared: Have a few recipe cards already filled out with this recipe on it.
If you have your own apple tree, take advantage of this recipe when you can by using your own apples. The best apples for this type of dessert are sweet apples, but not soft apples. Apples that always work well in Taffy Apple Salad include Fuji, Honeycrisp, Gala and Jonathan. Of course, if you have a favorite apple, you'll want to use it.
Tips for Taffy Apple Salad Recipes
Because every cook has favorite tastes, textures and flavors in mind when they make dessert, each taffy apple salad recipe you run across may be slightly different, but a few tips that will make every taffy salad even better include:
Taffy Apple Salad
Ingredients You Will Need:
4 apples, chopped to the size of the pineapple chunks
1 20-ounce can pineapple chunks, drained (reserve juice)
¼ cup sugar
1 egg, beaten
1 tablespoon white flour
1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
1 8-ounce tub of Cool Whip
1 cup salted peanuts-crushed or whole
Wash and core apples; chop into pieces about the size of the pineapple chunks. Drain the pineapple. Pour the juice into a small saucepan, and add the sugar, beaten egg, flour and vinegar. Mix together, and then turn on the heat and bring to a boil. Stir constantly. Remove from the heat, and cool completely. Slowly mix this into the Cool Whip.
Place the apples and pineapple into a large bowl, and mix. Pour the Cool Whip over the top, and combine. Chill and add peanuts over the top just before serving.
For a fluffier salad, use a larger tub of Cool Whip. For a festive look, add a drop or two of food coloring to the Cool Whip before whisking in the fruit.
Don't get scared off by the hard-to-pronounce name; this French dessert could not be easier to make and is sure to impress anyone you serve it to.
Apple strudel recipes call for a lot of work thanks to the delicate, flaky crust. Even though you can take a shortcut and use phyllo dough instead, there is nothing like an apple strudel made from scratch.