Apples, walnuts, and cranberries in a creamy sauce make an excellent side dish for Thanksgiving or Christmas dinners!

Shana
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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Combine the brown sugar and cinnamon in a large bowl. Whisk in the softened cream cheese, yogurt, and vanilla until smooth.

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  • Stir the apples, 1 1/2 cups of walnuts, and the dried cranberries into the cream cheese mixture until well coated.

  • Spoon salad into a serving bowl and garnish with the remaining 1/4 cup of chopped walnuts. Keep chilled until serving.

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Reynolds® Aluminum foil can be used to keep food moist, cook it evenly, and make clean-up easier.

Nutrition Facts

459.2 calories; 7.7 g protein; 53.9 g carbohydrates; 31.2 mg cholesterol; 105.2 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 4 stars
12/25/2008
Presentation is a little lacking- truthfully the sauce looks slimy and brown but the taste is great. Once I convinced my family to try it they came back for seconds; said it tasted like unbaked apple pie. If I were to try again: less sauce little more cranberries. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
12/18/2011
Dressing has a great taste but it makes the apples look like they are brown and makes the salad look awful. Not a pretty salad. Read More
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61 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 44
  • 4 star values: 12
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 4 stars
12/25/2008
Presentation is a little lacking- truthfully the sauce looks slimy and brown but the taste is great. Once I convinced my family to try it they came back for seconds; said it tasted like unbaked apple pie. If I were to try again: less sauce little more cranberries. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/17/2008
I substituted Splenda Brown Sugar and non-fat yogurt. I made it for an office party and everyone raved about it and wanted the recipe. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/09/2011
I have spent hours looking for recipes for Christmas dinner for the family and a Christmas party. I decided on this one but wanted to try it first. So I whipped up a batch for a side to my husbands birthday dinner tonight. The outcome...this is defiantly a recipe that will be made for the Christmas party! We are in love with it. I did take some of the other comments into consideration and here are the only things I changed; Vanilla Greek yogurt (to be honest I am not a fan of Greek yogurt but wanted it thick) Slenda brown sugar mixed pecans and walnuts mixed cherries and cranberries (both dried) Next time I will add Grapples with the apples to add some grape flavor as well Other then that its a wonderful recipe and my husband has said that when I make it for the party he better be gone or I better make an extra batch (to which I already have to quadruple it) Thanks for the starter idea I will be building on this one Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/05/2008
This is SO good. I had two small bowls this morning with my pumpkin muffins. Even my kids asked for seconds. I didn't sprinkle extra nuts on the top but I left everything else the same. This will most definetely be made again perhaps on Christmas morning! WTG Shana! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/19/2010
A really wonderful option for a winter salad. It's pretty sweet but the mixture of brown sugar and cinnamon with the apples is just perfect. We served it at a casual lunch with friends and it was really well received! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/27/2011
This is delicious! Used half green apples and half red apples and did not peel them. I used plain greek yogurt for a thicker texture and about 1.5c craisins (sprinkled some on top along with the extra walnuts). It turned out great (not watery at all) and it was a big hit! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/22/2011
Fantastic recipe!!! The only changes I made were that I also used dried cherries with the cranberries and I used vanilla greek yogurt (less runny and higher protein content) instead of plain. I made this for a potluck and everyone raved about it! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/05/2011
Nice refreshing apple salad. Very different from my usual. We liked the addition of the brown sugar and cinnamon. The only thing I did different from the recipe was to toast the walnuts. The apples did not turn brown the second day when we packed leftovers in our lunches. Thanks Shana for sharing. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/20/2011
This was really good. My family loved it at our Christmas dinner. Also I didn't peel the apples the second time I made it since I was short on time but it was just as good. Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
12/18/2011
Dressing has a great taste but it makes the apples look like they are brown and makes the salad look awful. Not a pretty salad. Read More
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