Sweet Tart Waldorf Apple Salad


This salad is a combination of a fruit dip recipe I learned last week and an apple salad I saw in the grocery store. It was enough inspiration to come up with this delicious recipe for our cook-out this afternoon! I have two boys and a daycare and would recommend this recipe as super-simple to make with kids. Children love chopping apples (even littles can do this with a butter knife) and mixing the dressing. I used ¾ of my dressing and reserved the rest to use as fruit dip later.

Sweet Tart Waldorf Apple Salad
Prep Time:
25 mins
Total Time:
25 mins
12 servings


  • 2 red apples, diced

  • 2 yellow apples, diced

  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice, or more to taste

  • 1 (3 ounce) package Neufchatel cheese, softened

  • ¾ cup whipped cream

  • ¼ cup brown sugar

  • ¼ cup mayonnaise (Optional)

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • 2 cups seedless green grapes, halved

  • 3 stalks celery, thinly sliced

  • 1 ½ cups walnut halves

  • 1 cup sweetened dried cranberries (such as Craisins®)


  1. Toss diced apples with lemon juice in a salad bowl.

  2. Beat Neufchatel cheese, whipped cream, brown sugar, mayonnaise, and vanilla extract together in a separate bowl until dressing is smooth and creamy.

  3. Stir grapes and celery into apples and toss lightly with dressing to coat. Top salad with walnut halves and sweetened dried cranberries.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

249 Calories
17g Fat
25g Carbs
3g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Calories 249
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 17g 21%
Saturated Fat 4g 21%
Cholesterol 17mg 6%
Sodium 67mg 3%
Total Carbohydrate 25g 9%
Dietary Fiber 3g 10%
Total Sugars 21g
Protein 3g
Vitamin C 6mg 31%
Calcium 35mg 3%
Iron 1mg 3%
Potassium 204mg 4%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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