Amish Apple Salad


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.

Step 1

Peel three or four red delicious apples and leave another three or four unpeeled for color.

Step 2

Core the apples and dice them into bight-sized pieces.

Step 3

Drain one 20-oz. can of pineapple chunks and save the juice.

Step 4

Mix the apples with 1 dozen large marshmallows, the pineapple chunks and 2 cups of red grapes in a large bowl.

Step 5

Whip two eggs in a bowl. Pour them into a large pot.

Step 6

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.

Step 7

Cook the dressing over low heat until it is thick, stirring frequently. Allow the dressing to cool.

Step 8

Pour the cool dressing over the fruit. Stir the salad until the fruit is evenly coated.

Step 9

Fold one cup of whipped topping into the salad immediately before serving.

Things You'll Need

  • Peeler
  • 6 to 8 apples
  • Cutting board
  • Knife
  • Bowls
  • Measuring cups and spoons
  • 20 oz. canned pineapple
  • 2 cups red grapes
  • 12 large marshmallows
  • 2 eggs
  • Whisk
  • Pot
  • 2 tbsp. butter
  • 2 tbsp. all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup sugar


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Keywords: Amish apple salad, Pennsylvania Dutch apple, Pennsylvania Dutch salad

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