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Autumn Apple Salad

Whether I make it for a Sunday dinner, a company dinner or a covered-dish dinner, people like the blend of flavor in this salad. The ladies ask for the recipe...the men ask me to make sure their wives get a copy of it! Our house is on the edge of town. It has lots of room for gardening (my husband, my parents and grandparents, all lived on farms). I'm a second-grade teacher with two boys, 5 and 2, who "help" Mommy cook.
  • Total Time
    Prep: 20 min. + chilling
  • Makes
    9-12 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 can (20 ounces) crushed pineapple, undrained
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 1 package (3 ounces) lemon gelatin
  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup diced unpeeled apples
  • 1/2 to 1 cup chopped nuts
  • 1 cup chopped celery
  • 1 cup whipped topping
  • Lettuce leaves

Directions

  • In a saucepan, combine pineapple and sugar; bring to a boil and boil for 3 minutes. Add gelatin; stir until dissolved. Add cream cheese; stir until mixture is thoroughly combined. Cool.
  • Fold in apples, nuts, celery and whipped topping. Pour into a 9-in. square baking pan. Refrigerate until firm. Cut into squares and serve on lettuce leaves.
Nutrition Facts
1 piece: 219 calories, 11g fat (5g saturated fat), 21mg cholesterol, 81mg sodium, 29g carbohydrate (25g sugars, 1g fiber), 4g protein.

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