Easy Apple Coleslaw
This apple coleslaw is our favorite slaw recipe, a yummy combo of fruit and veggies in a sweet dressing.
This apple coleslaw is our favorite slaw recipe, a yummy combo of fruit and veggies in a sweet dressing.
This Cole Slaw is so good. My family and I don't care for bell pepper and onions in our slaw, so I left them out and it was still scrumptious. Here is a little tip I heard about from a chef on the cable food network. As you know all veggies have quite a bit of water so if you but the cabbage in a colander and sprinkle a little salt over it. It will remove the excess water from the cabbage. This process takes about 30 minutes to an hour but it gives you a very crisp cabbage and the slaw is not watery.Read More
This Cole Slaw is so good. My family and I don't care for bell pepper and onions in our slaw, so I left them out and it was still scrumptious. Here is a little tip I heard about from a chef on the cable food network. As you know all veggies have quite a bit of water so if you but the cabbage in a colander and sprinkle a little salt over it. It will remove the excess water from the cabbage. This process takes about 30 minutes to an hour but it gives you a very crisp cabbage and the slaw is not watery.
This cole slaw is soooo good, I followed the recipe almost exactly, the only thing I did differently was to put a tablespoon of lemon juice on the apples while I chopped up the rest of the ingriedients, I did this the first time I made the salad, I didn't do it the second time and the apples turned brown after 2 days. I still added the lemon juice that the recipe calls for.
This is an absolutely awesome recipe. So simple and easy to throw together. For a change of pace, I occasionally throw in pecans or sunflower seeds for a little something different... This has joined a list of favorites in our household!
This recipe was fantastic. It's probably the best slaw I've ever had. I only used 1/4 cup of brown sugar and added a couple Tbl. of cider vinegar in addition to the lemon juice. Thanks for the recipe Aunt Mamie.
This is a fantastic recipe! I added 1 tsp. vinegar to the mayo mix and topped the slaw off with dried crandberries and sliced almonds. My son had about 4 helpings and said be sure to keep the recipe for this one! I thought about adding some salad shrimp or chunks of chicken next time and make it a meal!
This recipe is excellent. I've made it several times and am ALWAYS asked to bring it to family functions. I always buy a pre-shredded cabbage/carrot mixture to make prep easier and also change up the apples from time to time (try Fuji or Gala, you must keep the granny smith though for the tartness). I skip the red pepper and sometimes add a little extra dressing. This is WONDERFUL and keeps for several days. Thanks so much for a GREAT recipe, Aunt Mamie!!
Very refreshing! This recipe is so versatile, you can add many crunchy fruits and veggies to it. I added fresh pineapple slices to mine, and a little bit of green onions. I love coleslaw and find this one to have a good balance of creaminess, sweetness and tanginess. Will definately make again.
My friend brought this salad to work and it was a hit! I loved it. It is so refreshing! I made this for my boyfriend today who is a coleslaw fanatic and he loved it. I did buy a bag of pre-shredded cabbage/carrot mix to make prep easier and I added 1 tsp vinegar because he doesn't like things too sweet. I think the next time I make this for myself I will add some dried cranberries and sliced almonds as another reviewer suggested. Thanks for a great recipe!!!
We loved this cole slaw. It does not overdo the mayo like so many recipes. I think the apples and the dressing are a must as is, but you could add or subtract to the rest of it to fit your taste.
Awesome recipe!!! I omitted the onions (as done by a previous reviewer) and added another carrot in their place. The whole family loved it - thanks!!
Great combination of crunchy and sweet! I made this a little easier and just used a bag of coleslaw mix thus eliminating the need for the grated carrot. I also opted out of the green onion and instead used a little celery. I did add a bit of seasoned salt and some fresh cracked black pepper and cut the mayo with a bit of sour cream. This definitely needs to set for a few hours before serving.
Loved the creamy, sweet brown sugar dressing with the fresh veggies and crunch of the apples. Added a very nice & new touch for a picnic of grilled burgers and potato salad. This is a "keeper".
I first found this recipe about a year ago and have made it since several times. It's a huge favorite with a couple of small tweaks: (1) add a couple tablespoons of lightly salted sunflower seeds (the salt-sweet combo is heavenly), and (2) increase mayo to 1/2 c. and add 1/4 c. apple cider or balsamic vinegar. I've made it this way and brought it to several gatherings, and it's always one of the first dishes to disappear. I'll be making it even more now that I've acquired a good food processor. Aunt Mamie, you're my hero!
This is the BEST! The quanities of the ingredients are perfect. Onion will overpower and Red Pepper can overpower. Be careful. I am asked for the recipe EVERYTIME..Let the "dressing sit abit" to allow the br sugar to dissolve before adding it to the salad. You won't be disappointed. Soooooo Good!
I loved it! The only reason I did not give it 5 stars is because I made changes based on other reviews. I added 2 Tbsp of Cider vinegar to the dressing. I tossed granny smith and zestar apple chunks in lemon juice to keep from browning. I used a bag of classic cole slaw mix(has shredded carrots in it already), tossed in slivered almonds and some mixed blend raisins(cran, golden, cherry & blue) from Trader Joe's. Also, I think next time I'd use a little less brown sugar. I give my version 5 stars! Hope this is useful information!
I have made this recipe twice for a family that I cook for. They love it! The first time I made it exactly as written. The next time I added raisins, dried cherries & chopped pecans. Delicious. Thanks for a good recipe.
WOW..best fruit cole slaw EVER. Definitely try different apples, but gotta keep in the green apple for tart. When cutting the apples..toss with a tablespoon of lemon juice per apple to keep from browning and also add the amount of lemon juice the recipe calls for:) I kept all the reviewers suggestions in mind and my best suggestion would be too add everything in, but leave out the onions and bell pepper, then mix in the dressing (which is PERFECT as is) and taste...see if you like it sweeter rather than a bit more spicy? Spicy really isn't the word, but you know what I mean a bit closer to a neutral taste/tangy/tart side. I found adding the bell pepper after that was tangy enough so I omitted the onions. I also added a Tablespoon of Apple Vinegar..the mixture of tang to sweet was perfect, but make sure to cut the bell pepper into small pieces:) Oh and buy the precut cabbage bag mixed with carrots, cuts down the water build up;)
I made this for my husband and he loved it! I then made it(increased to serve 100) for a church picnic and got rave reviews! It's unusual and everyone loved it!
Wonderful recipe! I don't care for "common" coleslaw, so the bit of sweetness was awesome! I took this dish to a potluck and it was a hit :) Thanks!
great cole slaw base. could add other veggies for more color. apples are very good in it.
Love it. Per my personal preference, I decreased the cabbage to 2 cups and increased the apples and carrots to 3 each. The last time I made it I also added more peppers so I had orange, red and yellow ones. Very colorful and tasty. Very versatile recipe. Thank you.
This was just okay, I did find it a bit on the sweet side and also I needed to double the ingredients for the dressing.
Really good! I left out the onion and bell pepper for personal preference plus I wanted the cole slaw to come out pretty sweet. We loved it. I will be making this again!
I enjoyed this, but my kids didn't care for it. I'll make it again.
Its refreshing and my friends love it esp on a hot authumn noon!
I have made this before and really liked it. After reading the reviews I will try salting the cabbage in a collander to get some of the moisture out. Also soaking the apples in lemon water is a great tip. I love reading the comments because you see how different everyone's taste is! Some love onions, some don't. I would never think of putting pineapple in a cole slaw, but might try it someday.
This is a very tasty salad. I didn`t use so much brown sugar, just to taste. And I used 2 cups red cabbage and 1 cup a regular cabbage. Turned out wonderful, everybody wanted for more.
I cut back on sugar a little--still plenty sweet.
This recipe is wonderful. I double the apple, and cut the apple pieces into fairly small chunks. The first time I made it the apple pieces were too big and fell off the fork. I also shake the apple pieces in extra lemon juice before assembly so it lasts longer without browning. Due to personal preference, I substitute bell pepper for the red pepper, and substitute some shopped celery for most of the green onion. It would be good with nuts, too. The dressing is delicious. Thanks!
This was ok but noone liked it as well as my oriental cole slaw recipe. The dressing was still sweet and I only used 3/4 cups sugar. It tasted like apples with a light dressing. I'll not make this again.
I was pretty happy with this recipe, I'm always on a neverending hunt for the perfect coleslaw!! I salted my cabbage like a previous member suggested and it worked to keep my cabbage crispy, even till the next day!! The only thing I changed was that I used Miracle Whip instead of Mayo so I also cut down on the lemon juice. Even my super picky sister was going back for seconds!!!
Just a note to my original review to say that I replaced the brown sugar in this recipe with coconut palm sugar, a more healthy choice, and one that requires much less in quantitiy for the same sweetness. Still a great, popular recipe around this house! A delicious blend of flavors and texture combine to make a nice addition to a summer barbecue. I added a bit more mayo and lemon juice when the slaw was too dry with original ingredients. I also added two tablespoons of sour cream. Vidalia or red onion will also work fine, as well as celery instead of red pepper. After several events, everyone who has tried this slaw gives compliments. Thank you.
This is a great side dish with BBQ. I made pulled pork sandwiches and served this on the side. Didn't have any left. All the ladies left with the recipe in hand. So easy......
This slaw is addictive! Everyone I have ever served it too can't stop eating it. I doubled the recipe for a crowd about 4 hours before serving; is better if you do it the day before. I use a slotted spoon to transfer the slaw to another bowl if the sauce gets runny. I also use the lemon juice on the apples as I chop them up; no trouble with browning at all, even the next day. I added a 1/2 a medium onion chopped finely instead of the 2 green onions and a few hits of red pepper sauce for an extra zing; also salt and pepper to taste. A great picnic slaw. I took this batch to a lobster roast and not a smidgen left.
Everyone loves this salad! I use Pink Lady apples, dried cranberries, and almonds, no onion or bell pepper.
I've gotten so many compliments on this recipe and am always requested to bring it! What I like to do is, thinly slice the apples with a mandolin before chopping them (I also slice the red pepper this way, and squeeze out all of the juice before addding to everything); I think it helps the flavors to blend more when dealing with smaller pieces as opposed to large chunks. I also use Splenda brown sugar to cut the carbs a bit and you can't even tell the difference (on the bag, it will tell you the amount to use). One last thing, I buy the pre-packaged angel hair cabbage, and like that best. Thanks for the great recipe!!!
So I guess I am going to be the bad guy here amongst all these raving reviews. First, I am a pretty darn good cook and second, I followed the recipe to the letter. I made this for a dinner held for a family after a funeral and I was a little embarrassed that everyone knew it was mine. Onion should not be in this recipe, just too much for the apples and the brown sugar. I was terribly dissapointed. If I did something wrong I don't know what since I did not stray from what is written here. Sorry, I won't be making this again.
A nice change from regular cole slaw. Great way to use those nice fall apples.
PERFECTION! The flavor is to die for. I didn't have the peppers or onions but wow, the best I have ever had. I really like the apples - they added so much. And it's best to let it sit and chill for at least an hour before serving. Yummers!! My husband said it was the best he has ever had. This recipe is a KEEPER!! I
We enjoyed the dressing. However I wish I had left the onions out.
This recipe is really easy and fast(if you've got a food processor!) I added a little bit more mayo to make everything a little bit creamier.
Left out bell pepper and onion. After chopping apples, let set in water with lemon juice, did not add juice to mixture.
I never rate recipes but this one is just soooo good. Only thing I did different was less sugar other than that NOTHING!
Very sweet/tart. Wonderful. Left out the red pepper. The dressing ingredients make the cabbage sweat so the volume of finished salad decreases by almost half when it's had time to chill. Swims in a puddle of dressing. The only change I would make is to allow time to drain it through a colandar before serving next time.
This is really excellent, easy and tastes very fresh. I've made this several times now, and I find I like it better with a bit less brown sugar and a bit more lemon. I also tend to use only one apple, but it's also lovely with two.
This recipe will be in my family for a long time. It is, by far, my most favorite cole slaw. Apples and cabbage together are sweet and crunchy perfection. I have served this slaw to many different people who all agree it is a unique and delicious cole slaw. It is beautiful with color too. A winner.
I liked apples but James didn't .
Great...however, I omited the bell pepper and added red onion and Jalepenos, poppy seeds and a cap full of apple cider vinegar
As far as coleslaw goes, this was good and pretty healthy too. I used low fat mayo and it tasted great! This was a crowd pleaser overall and I would make again to take to an outdoor party!
YUMMMM! We loved this! I think next time I'll add some cranberries like others have suggested, but this goes so well with pork. I'll definitely make it again!
Terrific recipe. I volunteered to bring slaw to a fried chicken dinner, and this sounded so much better than mayo and cabbage. Everyone loved it. This will be a permanent addition to my repertoire.
Everyone enjoyed this dish. Great twist on cole slaw with the addition of bell peppers, it gave it a nice flavor. Definitely will make this again.
not sure what i could've done wrong - or maybe i'm just used to a more savoury coleslaw - but this is waaaaay too sweet. essentially a dessert. that's even with only 3 tbsp of sugar, supertart apples and xtra lemon juice. took forever to make, so am not feeling too cheery. sorry - i really wanted to like this.
Great! I just made this recipe. I was looking for a quick salad to go with dinner. I had all the ingredients on hand. Since I am a calorie watcher I used miracle whip free, and splenda brown sugar blend. Terrific.
I wasn't too sure about fruit in a coleslaw never having one before, but it turned out fabulous! The only apples I had on hand were Honeycrisp, so I did cut down on the sugar in the recipe (by half) due to the sweetness of the apple and am glad I did, coleslaw should be a wee bit tart IMO! :) I did add some raisins for a garnish, overall, will make this again! Thanks for the recipe!
This was very good. The guests enjoyed it and my 5 year old daughter loved it. I will say that it is NOT for traditionally cole slaw loving people. As it is very sweet! I served it to a Virginia man who was looking forward to some good slaw and he was a bit disappointed. However, I enjoyed it.
This was ok, there was something weird about the mayo and brown sugar. I added lemon juice to keep the apples from turning brown.
Fabulous! I doubled for company and nothing was left!
very good. Kids love it.
This wasn't a favourite at our Thanksgiving table this year. My family just found it way too sweet to be coleslaw. I followed the recipe exactly with the exception of the apples - I used 3 small Mac's instead of what the recipe called for. In the end, I tried to add a bit of mayo and some more lemon juice to take some of the sweetness out - but it was a lost cause. If you're into a more 'savory' coleslaw (ie, mayo based), I'm afraid this isn't the one for you.
Definately better the second day. I didn't use the green pepper because I don't like them, and it was still very tasty. Even my sister who is very picky about coleslaw, loved it!!! Thanks for the excellent recipe!
This is a great change from your standard slaw. I tried it with about a tablespoon of curry powder and that really kicked it up a notch. Try it if you like curry.
Had my doubts how this dressing would look on the salad after mixing in the brown sugar, but not to worry, it was fine. Crunchy fresh cabbage, crisp apples, and a slightly sweet dressing resulted in a very nice salad. Welcome change from the traditional tossed green salad that I eat most of the time. Good way to welcome Fall, and I definitely will be making again.
This recipe was very good and quick. I cheated by using a bag of cole slaw mix and left out the onions and peppers. Next time I will try adding some celery also. Thanks for a great recipe.
This is a terrific cole slaw recipe! A tad unusual, but so light and refreshing! I took it to a family get together and everybody loved it!
The recipe is very good. Thanks. It tasted like the restaurant one.I think next time I will add some grapes as well, should add to the taste.
Some of the people loved it. Some thought it was o.k. You just can't please everyone all the time. I thought it was very good. Next time, I'll add extra dressing.
Great recipe! It's crunchy, sweet, and tangy! Some changes/substitutions I made: 1. I used a bag of broccoli slaw instead of the cabbage, carrots, and red pepper. 2. I don't like my coleslaw mayonnaise heavy so I used a little less than 1/3 cup mayo and slightly less brown sugar. 3. Like other reviewers, I tossed the apples in lemon juice in addition to using lemon juice in the dressing. I also added a handful of dried cranberries. 4. I used fresh lemon juice and also added so lemon zest, it made the slaw very light and refreshing!
Scrumptious! Everyone raved about this yummy twist on coleslaw. Instead of the lemon juice I used 1 tsp of apple cider vinegar. Thanks for the terrific recipe!
I made this for a family reunion today and everyone really liked it, will definately make this again and share the recipe with friends
This was too sweet for me, so I added an extra tbs of vinegar, and a couple more onions. It definately got better as it sat, so I would recommend making it in the morning, or even the night before. Next time I will just use less sugar, and not being a fan of apple peel, I will peel them next time. That said, it's a definate keeper!
Out of this world!
Great Cole Slaw - If you like it sweet and we do. Actually, I used a crispin apple instead of the Granny Smith, so that may have added to the sweetness. I also used miracle whip instead of mayo (my husband's preference). The brown sugar did NOT make it look brown, I feared this but, it was all good -actually has an overall nice colorful appearance. The only other change I made, is I added a can of crushed pineapple. It just didn't seem like coleslaw without pineapple. VERY GOOD recipe!
Fantastic! I doubled this for a party and it was the first thing gone. Many people asked for the recipie. I subbed 1c of broccoli slaw for cabbage, added green and yellow peppers and more carrotts. Very pretty and delicious!
I thought this was great cole slaw. I love the apples in it. As a time saver, I just bought bags of cole slaw mix. The cabbage is already shredded that way and there are already shredded carrots in it too. I just threw out the dressing pack that comes with and followed the recipe. I didn't use onions only because I forgot to buy them. I didn't chop the apples till I was ready to add them to everything else. I had no problems with them turning brown even after a couple days in the frig.
Delicious!!! You can add pineapple and nuts to this too. I toasted ramen noodles and pine nuts tossed with sesame oil and seasoned salt in the oven then mixed in and the salty with the sweet was to die for.
Excellent slaw. I used red cabbage and mine looked drastically different but the taste was great. It's a refreshing salad which cheered up a gray day in the middle of winter. This would be a good summertime salad. I was wary of the red pepper but it was fine in the salad. The apple really added to the taste. This would be great to bring to a pot luck.
This was very good! I tweaked it to fit my tastes. I omitted the onions and peppers. I added 1/4 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese and 1/4 cup chopped walnuts. I also used red cabbage. I highly recommend using the cheddar because its a nice contrast between the apples and the sweet dressing. This is a very unique and tasty cole slaw!
This was very tasty and easy to make. I didn't use all of the dressing. I used maybe 20% of the dressing. That was enough to give the salad some flavor but not oversaturate it. The apple really compliments this. I used extra lemon to taste.
Tooo sweet, next time I will use half the brown sugar at most. nice and crunchy though. Adding some toasted almonds or sunflower seeds adds a nice touch.
This slaw is great with spicy wings or pulled pork. I made the recipe exactly as stated and my kids who do not like cole slaw loved it. Very good thanks
Delicious! I used green and red cabbage. 1 red apple and two red pears. Loved it!!
perfect with my smoked pulled pork sandwhich recipe!
This got good feedback on Easter Sunday. I highly suggest reading the reviews AND choosing a flavor addition of your liking. I made it as written and found I needed salt and pepper to give it some flavor. Next time I will salt the coleslaw and add vinegar.
Great cole slaw recipe! Different from traditional cole slaw. At first I wasn't sure about the dressing, but it was delicious! No leftovers in our house. I will definitely make this again and maybe add some dried cranberries just to be different. Thank you!
I liked the mix of the cabbage and apple but the dressing is sickly sweet for veggies, it ruined the whole dish. I may try the apple-cabbage mix with a more acid based dressing.
This was very sweet so taste the dressing before applying!! It turned out ok with lots of adjustments tho. Made the day before, by the time we served it was looking a little dingy, apples slightly brown (I used lemon). Omitted onion & pepper, used bagged slaw mix, added crainraisins & cider vinegar. Vingegar was a good tip-thanks!
Interesting flavor. Tastes of apple, cabbage and onion. Good if you want something "different." Only giving this a 3-star as we actually had enough leftovers to throw out and my hubby is a slaw-lover.
This recipe was the hit of the party. Paired with macaroni and cheese and crockpot honey ribs (also from allrecipes) was the perfect party menu. I used bagged coleslay mix instead of the cabbage and carrots. Cut the sugar in half and added a Tablespoon of redwine vinegar to the dressing. Followed the recommendation of putting the apples in bag with lemon juice - 2 days later and no browning. I also added dried cranberries.
This recipe is simple and delicious. I skipped the red pepper and used apple cider vinegar in the dressing, only soaking the apples in actual lemon juice prior to putting everything together. If your or someone you love (i.e. my husband) don't like the heavier mayonaise-based cole slaws, this one will be a winner. We put it on top of pulled pork sandwiches, and it was just perfect!
When my husband saw me making this he questioned the apples, but everyone who had this at our party enjoyed it and he has said I can make it again anytime. I used a 16 oz. bag of shredded cabbage and carrots, left out the "additional" carrot, and followed the rest of the recipe.
I really liked this cole slaw. I made a couple of changes based on what I had and another review. I subbed celery for the pepper and used a gala apple and a red delicious because that is what I had. I omitted the green onion because I didn't have any, but next time I make this it will be included to give the salad that extra little zip. Thanks for sharing this delcious alternative to the mayo-laden cole slaws.
First time I ever made cole slaw. My husband loved it said it tasted like apple bees haha I followed exactly as directed and it was yummy.
Very good but time consuming. I will defiantly make this again for a party but it takes too much time to make for just me and my husband. I used fat free plain yogurt instead of mayo. Follow the advice of other reviewers and sprinkle salt on the cabbage and let sit to help "dry up" some of the extra liquid. Additionally, put lemon on the apples while cutting them to keep from turning brown. Still use the original amount of lemon for the dressing. UPDATE: I wouldn't spend the time with adding salt to the cabbage to soak some of the water up. Just serve with a slotted spoon. Two days later, still eating it. Everything is still crisp. Very good and still looks great.
This was an excellent side dish for our bbq ribs. I added some raisins and walnuts. Very delicious.
I am SO surprised! I got a head of cabbage in my CSA box and didn't know what to do with it. I've never liked cole slaw, ever. EVER. But, I didn't want to waste it so I bit the bullet and picked a high-rated recipe, sure that I would end up throwing it out after tasting it. I almost gave up when I was chopping the cabbage because it sure did smell nasty. Anyway after I had put everything together, and tasted it, I could NOT believe it. I actually enjoyed it! Thank you for this recipe to help this first-time cabbage-try-er actually enjoy cabbage! By the way, I followed some of the reviews and used lemon juice on the apples, added pecans & dried cranberries, and a little apple cider vinegar.
add tbsp of apple cider vinegar, roasted pecans or walnuts and dried cranberries
What a tasty slaw. Nice change of pace. Squirted lemon juice on apples after I chopped them (in addition to lemon in the dressing.) Added salt and pepper too and a handful of chopped peanuts. Serving tonight with burgers and brats.