Autumn Apple Salad II
A sweet, tart, crunchy side dish that is especially nice in the fall.
A sweet, tart, crunchy side dish that is especially nice in the fall.
I love this recipe . . .it is simple, simple, simple and, for that reason, good for Thanksgiving. For a "little something extra" -- add honey and fresh lemon juice to taste. Zips it right up and transforms simple yogurt into a "dressing". Toasting the nuts adds an additional dimension as well.Read More
I love this recipe . . .it is simple, simple, simple and, for that reason, good for Thanksgiving. For a "little something extra" -- add honey and fresh lemon juice to taste. Zips it right up and transforms simple yogurt into a "dressing". Toasting the nuts adds an additional dimension as well.
It's quite spectacular for how simple it is. It's a very easy salad. For a little variation, I added chopped dates, and switched the almonds out for hazelnuts or pecans. I also use Pink Lady apples with it because they are still tart, but a bit sweeter - they are perfect for this salad. I enjoy how simple it is and you can always do small variations by changing an ingredient or two by just a little bit.
Fantastic! A fruit salad without cool whip, cream cheese or mayo! I love this salad Rachel. Very tasty and unique with the sweet and tart going on. I, of course, added celery. But even without my tasty little stalks, this salad was great. LOL. Thanks for sharing.
I omitted the cherries because I don't like them and decreased the almonds to the amount I had on hand. It was still absolutely delicious. I can't make this too often because I doubt my ability to refrain from eating the whole bowl.
I have served this salad twice now to rave reviews. The smoothness of the yogurt nicely offsets the tartness of the apples. I added both raisins and dried cranberries and left out the slivered almonds because my kids aren't crazy about them. Great with barbequed ribs!
We served this wonderful salad for a baby shower. We wanted to serve new and differant foods and found this and I am glad we did, everyone loved it and asked for the recipe.
What a great recipe to go with Chili or Beef Stew for an autumn supper! I used a honey Greek yogurt which is much creamier and thicker than a standard yogurt and added a drop of vanilla oil and a squirt of honey. I used 3 Jonathan apples and 1 Granny Smith. This was fabulous and even better two days later. I also added some lemon juice so the apples wouldn't turn brown. 07/08/11 I have made this numerous times since I first reviewed in fall 2010. This is a great recipe. I recently made for 4th of July picnic using 4 different kinds of apples (Granny Smith, Pink Cripps, Pink Lady and Fuji). I doubled the recipe for a large group and added vanilla to the plain Greek yogurt as I suggested in my first review. So many compliments and there was no leftovers to take home. I think the name Autumn Apple Salad is misleading as this recipe transcends the seasons. Another reviewer stated that dried fruit is too expensive. Yes, it is, but small amounts are called for and really make this dish sing. Especially the dried cherries. Try some honey too, as I think that also adds to the flavor immensely.
I love this salad. I split the quantity of yogurt in half and added vanilla pudding. Yum.
This is very easy and tastes great! I used cherry flavored cranberries instead of both kinds of dried fruit and thought it turned out yummy!
I loved this salad. It was a little tart for my husband, but I loved the different flavors.
This was pretty good. I used red delicious apples and craisins in it. I will probably make this again.
I made this for Thanksgiving and it was just OK. It wasn't very exciting. I like all the ingredients, but it didn't do it for the group. I probably won't make it again.
The apples used in this salad make all the differece. I was in the U.S. so I could get Braeburn and Honeycrisp (my absolute faves!) and the salad was amazing. Used banana/strawberry yoghurt rather than vanilla because it was what was in my daughter's fridge and omitted the cherries. When I tried it here in Uganda, the only apples I could get were Pinklady and it just isn't the same. Added more lemon juice and honey to perk it up. Good but not nearly like the first effort. I rated it 5 stars because the basic recipe is easy and so delicious.
Everyone loved this and wants the recipe. Followed the recipe exactly doubling it so I'd have enough. I squeezed half a lemon juice onto the apples to retain color. I was curious to see how the salad would hold up overnight and I must say the leftovers were even yummier! There won't be any left to see what 48 hrs does to it :)
I made this for Christmas brunch. I used red and green apples, and chilled overnight. Huge hit with everyone, but I love it for snacks, so now I am making it again and again.
Yum!! I made a single serving with a small granny smith, a handful each of craisins, dried cherries, and toasted almonds, and a dollop of yogurt. Great blend of flavors. Thanks.
Everyone enjoyed this. It was easy and very good.
With respect to the person who submitted this recipe, but this one was lost on me. It did have some flavor, but it just didn't "do it" for anyone that ate it. At our office potlucks we have a rule about trying each other's dishes.... honesty. I made this exactly as directed (no variations)..and not even half was eaten. It tasted okay...but.... just OKAY.
My husband and I really liked this recipe. I used jonagold apples instead of the granny smith so it would be a bit sweeter, and also cherry-vanilla yogurt.
It was very good! Originally I thought the vanilla flavor was too mild so I added a 1/4 tsp vanilla. I also used dried blueberries instead of cherries. Everyone loved it!
Loved it! Didn't change a thing!
we enjoyed this. It was super fast, easy and different. THe kids even liked it.
This was okay. Not something I would probably ever make again. Were I to do so, I definitely would follow the advice of one user and use fuji apples instead of green. It was just too tart.
The salad is good, but has to be eaten immediately. I tried to refrigerate some and the results wer not good. The cherries and cranberries swelled and the apples started to juice due to the yogurt. Make certain you can eat it right after preparing it.
Although the salad had a good flavor and its very healthy, I wasn't crazy about it. I did not peel the apples and used Yoplait custard style yogurt. I will try again with cherry yogurt as others have suggested.
This was very creamy and good. I am eating it right now! I had some leftover apples and mandarin oranges from a grilled chicken salad I made last night so I used those. I used a bag of dried mixed berries, so it was cranberries, cherries and blueberries. I did not have any nuts so I just threw in some grapenuts to give it a crunch and then vanilla yogurt and I think it came out great. I will make this a lot during the summer.
A large crowd loved this salad! Somehow, several people said they could taste caramel in it. Excellent and easy!
easy, and absolutely excellent!! I am planning on making this for my mother in law's birthday party. I am using a mix of dried cranberries, cherries, and blue berries. Yum!!
Very Good Fruit Side Dish! Next time I may add grapes or another fruit. Yummy! Thank You -
Very Good Fruit Side Dish! Next time I may add grapes or another fruit. Yummy! Thank You -
Very tasty!! I used half french vanilla yogurt and half cherry yogurt. It's a nice, light salad.
Easy and tasty. I will definately make this again.
Absolutely fantastic! Make sure you toast the almonds slightly though.
Nice and light. The cranberries and the cherries are a nice touch.
This was the best apple salad ever! It's easy and sooo delicious! I used dried cranberries and cherry-vanilla yogurt-fantastic! It's a regular at our house now.I've also tried adding pineapple chunks and used 1/2 apples and 1/2 pears too-relly good also.
This was sooo easy and great! I took it to a church covered lunch and it was perfect. I didn't chop up the apples until right before we left for church so that the apples wouldn't turn brown. I was a little wary of the recipe because it just seemed too simple. I was very pleasantly surprised at how good it was. The sweet vanilla yogurt really gave it a nice flavor mixed with the tartness of the apples. Carol
Terrific salad. Quick, easy and tasty. Can see serving this at a lot of get togethers.
This is a good and healthy recipe. However you have to really like tart apples--my husband does and he loved this. My kids and I prefer sweeter apples so I think I'll use Gala or Red Delicious instead of Granny Smith next time.
Good...just not worth the money (dried fruit is expensive). Healthy treat if you like it though.
And I don't even like yogurt! Grapes would be a good addition too.
I really wanted to like this salad, but to me it was just "okay". I felt like it was just a little bland, it was missing something? I used nice tart apples...perhaps some sort of cheese cubes would have helped? Anyway this certainly wasn't bad and very nice and healthy.
Lovely recipe - the taste is not quite as lovely as the fruit salad dressing I make with heavy whipping cream, lime juice and powdered sugar, but the fact that it is both tasty AND virtuous means it's a keeper. It was quick to assemble (huge bonus), and it lasted in the refrigerator for several days (days, not weeks). This an excellent example where fast food really can be good tasting and healthy food.
Thoroughly enjoy this healthy salad! I use about 2/3 fuji apples and 1/3 granny smith - I just am not very fond of tart apples. I also use vanilla Greek yogurt. So much healthier than the apple salad I used to make with Snickers Bars (=
I was looking for a way to make the fruit in my kids' lunch boxes more exciting....this is so awesome! We left out the almonds and substituted cherry flavored and pomegranate flavored Craisins. My kids are crazy for this!
This was a nice change of pace for a side dish. I used green delicious apples and double the amount of dried cherries. The contrast of sweet and tart was delicious.
Delicious!!! I will make this one again and again!
So easy to make with ingredients usually on hand. I've made this 2x this year & people always go back for seconds & thirds. I usually use 1/2 tart & 1/2 sweet apples and have yet to make it w/ the cherries so don't worry if you don't have them it's still just as good. I've never used any preserver and my apples aren't brown 2 or 3 days later. I think the yogurt helps preserve them. Also, I like it better when it's made the day before.
Great recipe and very easy to make. I added fresh strawberries which tastes great! I would recommend only using three apples or add more yogurt if using more than three apples.
This was a hit at my work pot-luck. Simple ingredients & easy preperation.
This was a quick and delicious recipe. I used two Granny Smith and one Red Delicious apple which made it colorful. I took another's advice and added a squeeze of honey and some lime juice which just kicked it up another notch. So simple but we loved it.
This salad is so yummy. I only had gala apples, so I used those, and also added some halved grapes. (so good!) I also strained my yogurt to get it very thick and creamy: you just put the yogurt in a strainer lined with a coffee filter and set it over a bowl. Cover & let it sit in the fridge for at least an hour. I love yogurt like this! My husband loved this salad, and he usually doesn't get too excited about fruit. I will definitely continue making this.
Delish and oh so healthy!
ADD your variations and you will like it more, I added little sugar, red delecious apple instead of Granny smith ,I also added some cashews/walnuts/almonds all soaked in water for 1 hr it became bit soft that we really liked and for vanilla flavour vanilla ice-cream and refrigerated for atleast 2 hr .Thanks for sharing this recipe.
This is a quick, easy, delicious and healthy recipe. I didn't have almonds so subbed chopped pecans and didn't bother to toast them. My husband, 3-year-old, and I loved this. Hubby liked it even better than my usual take-to-every-potluck apple salad recipe made with dried cranberries, OJ and cinnamon. And this is easier to make! Thanks for a great recipe, Daisy!
Tasted great as written, made it a second time with red apples, pomegrante seeds instead of cranberries and cherries & I added a bit of lemon juice and sour cream. Just wonderful stuff, I am going to serve this the next time I make pork chops. Thanks for a great recipe!
I used 2 Granny Smith & 2 Braeburn apples. I made this ahead of dinnertime, so sprinkled the apples with 2T fresh lemon juice to keep them from browning. I only had plain Greek yogurt so added 2T honey & 1T vanilla to sweeten and flavor it. I toasted the almonds and topped the salad with a very light sprinkling of a spice called mace, which is part of the nutmeg seed; it has a wonderful fragrance and flavor; a little bit goes a long way! This is a delicious fruit salad. Thank you so much, Rachel!
So easy and delicious! Great side dish or potluck item. Good side for taking a family a meal too.
Very good salad. I used two Granny Smith apples and two Gala apples, and I tossed them with some lemon juice before adding the other ingredients. I used pecans in addition to the almonds, and did not have cherries so only used dried cranberries. Will definitely make again.
SUPER EASY! And tasty.I have upped the amount for a couple different potlucks. Always a HUGE hit. Especially for the college meal that my church did. Great for those last minute potluck. The last time I made it (doubled), the apples were crazy expensive so I did 4 apples and 4 pears. Also did one container of vanilla and one container of caramel.
I made 1 serving of this recipe for my breakfast, using a sweet red apple instead of a green tart one. I liked the mix of all the flavors, especially the cherries.
Amazing. My roommates and I gobbled this up. They don't have dried cherries or sliced almonds in Prague, so I used whole almonds and omitted the cherries. Adding honey, lemon, and cinnamon to the yogurt dressing really kicked it up a notch!
Good salad as is but can be jazzed up more for company/potluck. One reviewer said something about caramel yogurt, so I added a nice spoon full of caramel icecream topping--yum, yum. I used rather small apples and had just enough yogurt to cover. So if using large apples, you may want to use two containers of yogurt. I knew I would have leftovers and hoped the yogurt would keep them from browning. The next day the apples were still perfect.
Four and a half stars, but not quite five. Really cool concept. Simple, fun and kid-friendly, but needed something more. I meant to toast the almonds as one review suggested, but ran out of time. I will try this again and tweak it into a five star. Thanks for sharing.
Nice salad! I didn't use the dried cherries, I put fresh blueberries instead. Next time I might try using walnuts instead of almonds. I enjoyed it.
This recipe has become a staple in my house. I use Fuji apples which makes this salad sweet enough for dessert.
did not care for this at all, I was excited to try it but very disappointed. Others at the dinner enjoyed it I thought it had a funny after taste. Maybe it was the cranberries, guess I would try fresh fruit next time.
Pretty tasty. I thought it needed to be a little sweeter, so I added some cinnamon and Splenda. I still prefer Cranberry Waldorf salad from this site, but this one is a close second.
Yum. Both my kids and I loved it. Simple and delicious.
Fresh and filling this dish really does make four full servings.
So simple and very yummy! I did as others suggested and added half yogurt, half vanilla pudding. I'm not a big fan of cranberries but they were good in this. Thanks for the recipe!
Very good, but tart. Could try regular red apples or a sweeter kind. Kids of course don't like the slivered almonds. Cherry craisins are yummy!
Yummy. nice change from the regular side dish with dinner. Thanks for sharing!
This was very good. The vanilla yogurt really helped to tame the tartness of the granny smith apples I used. Loved the cranberries and cherries, too - but the delicious toasted almonds is what made the dish something special.
I just made this and it was great and very easy to make, healthy and inexpensive. I'm adding it in my recipe box and I will make this again thanks for sharing!!!
Very quick, easy, and tasty. :)
It was okay. Add cinnamon, ginger, cloves, and nutmeg, though, to make the flavors much more interesting.
I don't like yogurt. But this sounded good. So, I replaced half the yogurt with fat free, sugar free vanilla pudding. I love this salad. It is very easy to make too. I also used chopped pecans in addition to the almonds.
This was good! I used 1 Honeycrisp apple and two small mystery apples (I think they were McIntosh, maybe) but left everything else the same. I did sprinkle the cut apples with lemon juice, to prevent browning, because I knew there'd be leftovers. Mine was a little sweet, probably because my apples were sweet, not tart. I used Nancy's non-fat vanilla yogurt, which isn't overly sweetened like some. Great healthy recipe! I loved the dried cherries and cranberries in this!
Such a delicious refreshing salad. I used Pink Lady apples fresh from the orchard. Used walnuts rather than almonds b/c I had them and prefer them. Omitted cherries and added celery. I've had 3 huge bowls full in the past two days and my kids constantly beg for more. Forget those fruit salads that call for cream cheese, mayo, or added sugar... this one is the way to go. YUM!
Easy, delicious & uncomplicated....PERFECT in every way!!! Big hit with the family...my kids thought it was a dessert, so they gobbled it down first (not realizing they were voluntarily eating something healthy...LOL). This one is a keeper for sure!!!
What a great recipe! I took some liberties based on what I had. Gala apples, sunflower seeds and fresh blueberries. Sprinkled with cinnamon. Kids thought we were having dessert after lunch!
Quick basic recipe. I did add about a TBS of lemon juice to help keep the apples from turning brown. Turned out great.
I've made this recipe a few times in the past 6 months. For a Boy Scout covered dish dinner, and for my own birthday lunch. I used Granny Smith apples and pecans, dried cranberries, cherries, blueberries, and vanilla yogurt. I love it, very refreshing and healthy.
This was a good recipe for being healthy. My concern when I made the salad was that the apples would brown too quickly, so I made the salad an hour before serving and the apples were okay.
Taste great I added cinnamon, walnuts, and pecans. Substituted the dried cherries for raisins.
I followed the recipe and I was pleasantly surprised! I used 1 honey crisp and 2 macontash and it was just perfect. I only used 3 apples because they were pretty large in size. The almonds really add to the flavor! I will make this again. I didn't find that it lacked in flavor, however I've set a side a small portion and used strawberry yogurt (it makes it look more dessert like), other than that I preferred the original recipe.
We loved this! And what an appropriate name... this TASTES like autumn. I cut the recipe in half, used one granny smith & one gala apple & took CHAKAMUFFIN's suggestion to add a bit of lemon juice & honey (I added about 2 tbp). Good call! Also my yogurt wasn't vanilla (much easier to add the vanilla for a recipe that calls for it than it is to take it out for one that doesn't ;o) ) so I added a tsp. of vanilla. I didn't bother to chop my cherries & I forgot to blanch my almonds. This was a wonderful fruit salad...thanks Rachel! I can't wait til my friends try it!
This recipe was OK, especially considering how quick it was to throw together. It was somewhat bland. It tasted good but had no zing. I might try a couple of different combos to make it tastier, like lemon or flavored yogurt..
We loved this salad. It was so easy to make and tasted very fresh and delicious. I will make this again soon.
Simple and delicious
Sweet, crunchy, and can be used as a salad or a fruit dessert. Me and my husband loved it and will be used frequently in my cooking. We don't eat sugar so this is just right:))
No complaints, I served this for brunch and my guests liked it.
I loved it. I didn't have time to roast the almonds, but was still great. One of my kids said it was to tart so maybe next time I'll mix it up w/some others too. So easy- made in 10mins
Absolutely loved this and will make it again! I did alter to what I had on hand: chopped walnuts instead of almonds, plain Greek yogurt used with pure vanilla and Splenda to sweeten, no cherries, used 1 Granny Smith and 3 Fuji apples and a little cool whip. I made this for an Autumn picnic and everyone loved it!
I made this for a Christmas holiday party. People either really liked it, or found it was to sweet. I will try it again using greek yogurt.
This is a healthy, quick and easy salad to make! I doubled it for a potluck and whisked grated orange peel and about 2 Tbl of 100% orange juice to the yogurt before coating the apples. It adds the perfect holiday flavor! Like others, I also toasted the nuts and added them just before serving.
I made it without the cherries. I love it for breakfast.