Faux Slaw

Gail Herbest Recipe

By Gail Herbest Gaillee

20 Min

I absolutely despise mayonnaise, so I have never had the traditional Cole slaw, This morning while trying to think of a alternative side dish for dinner (something besides potatoes, noodles etc. I thought I would try and make up a fruit salad. I came up with this and it tastes pretty darn good, It has the "crunch" of cabbage" which I do like.For The dressing I just kept throwing stuff in the bowl and tasting. :-)

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4 medium
apples ( i used granny smith) peeled and shredded
1 medium
pear, peeled and shredded
1 c
diced pineapple( drain if using canned)
1/2 c
red grapes
1 pkg
softened cream cheese
1 c
marshmallow fluff ( softened slightly in microwave about 10 seconds)
1/4 c
heavy cream
1 tsp
vanilla extract
1/4 tsp
almond extract
1/4 tsp

Directions Step-By-Step

Peel apples and the pear and shred using hand held shredder, place in bowl add 1 cup diced pineapple and 1/2 cup red grapes
For dressing: in lg mixing bowl, add softened cream cheese, Marshmallow fluff, vanilla extract, almond extract and the cinnamon Beat until well blended
slowly add the heavy cream, ( you may not need the entire 1/4 cup) beat for approx 2 minutes.
Pour over fruit and mix well refrigerate until ready to be served
After shredding my apples and pear, I placed them in a bowl and poured a small can of ginger ale over them and set in the refrigerator until I was ready to mix with the dressing, before mixing I drained and pressed out the extra liquid, This helps to keep the fruit from turning brown. I made this early and covered tightly with saran wrap. It did not discolor at all. I also used fresh pineapple, I'm sure canned would work as long as it was drained well, you can add mandarin oranges for color if wanted

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Other Salads
Other Tag: Quick & Easy

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Lillian Russo Lilliancooks
Aug 19, 2010
This sounds like a great dessert salad! It has alot of the same ingredients of a grape salad...which I just LOVE!!! Sweetened cream cheese is the perfect dressing for fruit! Great recipe Gail!!!
Barbara Williams abwill
Aug 19, 2010
This sounds good. Mayo doesn't do it for me either. Raw eggs and oil, yuck. I'm posting a cole slaw with no mayo. Hope you'll give it a try.
Gail Herbest Gaillee
Aug 19, 2010
Thanks Barb I have put it in my recipe box
Mar 20, 2011 - Karla Everett shared this recipe with discussion group: SALADS