Sometimes known as the Pennsylvania Dutch apple salad, the Amish apple salad is not a salad in the traditional sense, but a dessert dish which can also be served as an appetizer. With its ambrosia-like dressing and creamy flavor, Amish apple salad is a treat for those with an extreme sweet tooth. Serve it alongside other rustic desserts such as blackberry crumble and peach cobbler for an old-fashioned end to the meal.
Peel three or four red delicious apples and leave another three or four unpeeled for color.
Core the apples and dice them into bight-sized pieces.
Drain one 20-oz. can of pineapple chunks and save the juice.
Mix the apples with 1 dozen large marshmallows, the pineapple chunks and 2 cups of red grapes in a large bowl.
Whip two eggs in a bowl. Pour them into a large pot.
Mix in the pineapple juice along with with 3/4 cup of sugar, 2 tbsp. of butter and 2 tbsp. of flour. This is the dressing for the salad.
Cook the dressing over low heat until it is thick, stirring frequently. Allow the dressing to cool.
Pour the cool dressing over the fruit. Stir the salad until the fruit is evenly coated.
Fold one cup of whipped topping into the salad immediately before serving.