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Autumn Fruit Salad

Rated as 4.36 out of 5 Stars

"I've made this recipe for special dinners all through my 46 married years, and it's always been a hit. My sister worked for a farm wife during the late '30s and early '40s, and she got this recipe from her. It's especially delicious when the apples are freshly picked, and it adds wonderful color to any table!"
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Ingredients

30 m servings
Original recipe yields 8 servings

Directions

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  1. In a saucepan, combine sugar and flour. Stir in water; bring to a boil. Cook and boil until mixture thickens. Remove from the heat; stir in butter and vanilla. Cool to room temperature. In a large bowl, combine apples, grapes, celery and walnuts. Add the dressing and toss gently. Refrigerate until serving.

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Love this recipe--have made it for a couple years now. The celery and walnuts add great texture and flavor contrast to the sweet apples and grapes. I do add about 1/4 t cinnamon and a dash of ...

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I scaled the servings down to 8 and it was still plenty. The dressing was entirely to sweet!! The mixture of fruit and nuts was good but even after draining it well before serving, it was stil...

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Love this recipe--have made it for a couple years now. The celery and walnuts add great texture and flavor contrast to the sweet apples and grapes. I do add about 1/4 t cinnamon and a dash of ...

I made this recipe for my sister's baby shower and everyone loved it! People asked me for the recipe! Beware-I did burn the sauce the first time so be sure to watch it closely. It thickened pr...

It's true, it's best if drained before serving. I would put lemon juice on the apples before mixing with anything else-if they start turning brown, the salad is much less appetizing. Dried cra...

I was skeptical about including the celery, and although it actually worked quite well, I would probably omit it next time (just personal preference). Good stuff. Thanks, Kathryn!

Turned out wonderful for the Labor day gathering. Followed one reviewer's suggestion of draining it before serving so it didn't just sit in the gooe. Was so very good. The walnuts were a must...

I have made this recipe with only a slight decrease in the amount of sugar, several times. It is always delicious and popular.

I made it. I didn't have celery. So, I added pineapples. It gave it a nice sweet kick!

I scaled the servings down to 8 and it was still plenty. The dressing was entirely to sweet!! The mixture of fruit and nuts was good but even after draining it well before serving, it was stil...

Excellent fruit salad. I have added granny smith apples for more color.