Taffy Apple (Caramel Apple) Salad

About: I run a little company that rebuilds old homes. When we aren't up to our elbows in demolition dust, I'm obsessed with recycling, crafting and cooking.
Taffy (Caramel) apples are the quintessential flavor of Autumn. My family is CRAZY about them. We whip up this easy,delicious dessert salad for potlucks, late season cook outs, and as a special dish for the Teacher's Appreciation lunch every October.This is great in the summer, too - any time apples are abundant!   I admit to having a small bowl with coffee in the morning! :)

1 tbsp. flour
1/2 c. sugar
8 oz. Cool Whip
1 c. chopped, salted peanuts
4 Red Delicious apples (or other semi-tart apple)
8 oz. can crushed pineapple
1 egg
2 tbsp. apple cider vinegar

1. Mix flour, sugar, beaten egg, vinegar and juice from pineapple together.
2. Cook until thick.It should only be 2-4 minutes. Cool.
3.  Peel and cut up apples. Pour cooked mixture over apples and mix well. Add the pineapple,and  fold in Cool Whip and peanuts.
4. Chill in the refrigerator for at least an hour before serving. Keep this bad boy chilled!

I love that there is no actual caramel in this recipe! The apple cider vinegar reacts with the other ingredients and gives you the flavor. Science+food=AWESOME.  :D




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8 Discussions


3 years ago

Forgot to put in the sugar and it tasted really good just the same (oops!) Since everything was already mixed together, I added about a cup of sweetened coconut flakes, and I think we hit the target (sugar alternative). Can't wait to make it again, this time with the sugar in the thickened part.


7 years ago on Introduction

Too delicious!!!! I flipped this Taffy Apple Salad into.....

Apple Jax Cobbler.


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It tasted FANTASTIC... Hubby scarfed it up like a little kid! ;-D

Would you mind if I Ibled this version? Of course I would call it Apple JAX Cobbler in your honor, and link your yummy recipe.

I couldn't help but nibble on the Taffy Apple Salad before converting it. Even without the whipped cream, it was DEEE-LISH! I had to use Balsamic Vinegar, but the flavor was still da BOMB!


7 years ago on Introduction

Simple enough for me to try! Thanks! If I don't have a recipe for something I use the Internet. The great thing about that all I need to do is come to Instructables!

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That is part of why I love this site, if I am hungry or bored I just hop on here and find the answer to what ails me! :D Hope you like the recipe as much as we do!


7 years ago on Introduction

Major drooling on my keyboard! ;-P~~~~~~~

I only have 1 apple but I'm still going to make this tomorrow. I'm betting the sweet "gravy" will keep until I can get to the grocery store.

Pictures to follow... 5 Bright Stars!!!