Taffy Apple Salad Recipe

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:

  • Chill the salad for at least eight hours before serving.
  • Do not mix in the peanuts until just before serving because they become soggy. If you don't want to mess up the look of the salad, sprinkle the peanuts over the top just before serving.
  • If you don't have peanuts, make a crust of crushed pretzels in a sheet cake pan, and press the taffy apple salad into the pretzels. It's a different twist, but it adds crunch, which this salad requires.
  • Try mandarin oranges or fruit cocktail instead of pineapple. Just make sure the fruit has been sufficiently drained before it is added.
  • This salad can easily be converted to low-calorie by using low-fat Cool Whip.

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.

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