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Mom's Thanksgiving Day Apple Salad

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Serves 20 | Prep Time 30 | Cook Time 30

Why I Love This Recipe

I have fond memories on Thanksgiving Day of watching the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade as my mother would prepare the holiday meal. Every year like clockwork the menu always included her homemade Apple Salad. I have continued the tradition to this day.

Submitted by: "Kenneth Brown 2"

Ingredients You'll Need

Apple Salad:
1 cup seedless red grapes
1/2 cup nuts (recipe calls for walnuts but my twist is pecans)
Pinch of cinnamon or nutmeg (your preference, I choose nutmeg)
1 cup celery
Half dozen or so Apples (preference of Honey Crisp or Fuji)

Dressing for the Apple Salad:
1/2 cup of mayonnaise (I substitute miracle whip being the good southern boy I am)
2 tablespoons of sugar (or splenda if you are watching your girlish figure)


Cut grapes into quarter pieces (this is the hardest part, I know)

Chop the nuts in one of those ole fashion push down choppers (or a food processer for the modern folks)

Chop up the celery to your liking (should meld well when mixed together with the other ingredients)

Chop up the apples to your liking (same as the celery and a apple corer works wonders here)

Mix the dressing ingredients together with all the chopped apples, celery, and nuts.

Let it set for about a half hour to marinate in the fridge and enjoy with the turkey and other fixings. It will last about 2-3 days and is a nice twist on turkey sandwiches but beyond the 3 days it is just way too watery.

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