Need a last minute side dish item this holiday season? During November we served a NEW taffy apple with peanuts salad at our salad bar. We heard nothing but great things. Try to make this at home… or wait until we have it again.
TAFFY APPLE SALAD w/ PEANUTS
3 ½ cups miniature marshmallows
3 cups pineapple tidbits (1 or 2 can)
Drain pineapple juice and save for the dressing. In a bowl, combine the pineapple tidbits and marshmallows and mix. Set aside to allow marshmallows to soften.
5 teaspoons white flour
¾ cup white sugar
1 cup pineapple juice (from tidbits)
3 fld. oz liquid eggs
7 teaspoons apple cider vinegar
2 cups prepared whipped cream topping
3 fld. oz. caramel sauce
In a mixing bowl, combine sugar and flour and mix.
Whisk in the pineapple juice and mix until there are no lumps of flour.
Whisk in the eggs and vinegar. In a pot, heat mixture to just a boil. Simmer until thickened. Place in the refrigerator until cold.
Once the mixture is cold, whisk in the whipped cream topping and caramel sauce until thoroughly combined and smooth.
9 cups ¼” x 1” diced Granny Smith apples (2 lbs)
1 ¼ cups roughly chopped peanuts
1 cup black raisins
Pineapple tidbit / marshmallow mixture
Cut apples to size. In a bowl, combine the apples, peanuts, raisins, pineapple tidbits, marshmallows, and dressing. Gently mix to coat all ingredients.
Yields approximately 14 cups