Apple Ambrosia Slaw

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Judy Trimpe


My mother always made Waldorf salad for holidays. This is a combination of that salad with additions of ingredients now available to us that weren't so readily available in the '50s. It can be cut in half very easily to make it more "family" friendly instead of "pot-luck group" friendly.


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30 Min
No-Cook or Other


  • 3
    finely diced, large apples (green, red or mixed)
  • 3/4 c
    chopped celery
  • 1 ~ 15 oz
    can mandarin oranges (well drained)
  • 1 ~ 20 oz
    can crushed pineapple (well drained)
  • 3/4 ~ 1 c
    dried cherries
  • 1/2 ~ 3/4 c
    dried cranberries
  • 1-1/2 ~ 2 c
    small red seedless grapes, uncut
  • 3 c
    flaked coconut, loosely packed
  • 1 c
    chopped pecans
  • 3/4 c
    miracle whip
  • 3 c
    cool whip



  1. Stir together the Miracle Whip and the Cool Whip to make a dressing. Put all the other ingredients into a large bowl; stir in the dressing just until mixed. Allow to set in the refrigerator for 1-2 hours to mix the flavors.
    NOTES: The dried fruit absorbs some of the moisture from the fruits so the slaw does not become “watery”. You can use an amount that is to your liking as indicated by the amounts in the recipe. Also, not cutting the grapes helps. I use a “dicer” to finely chop the apples and celery. The smaller you can cut them, the better!

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Course/Dish: Fruit Salads
Main Ingredient: Fruit
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Quick & Easy

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