This is one of my favorite summertime recipes...straight out of the Better Homes and Gardens cookbook. I like to make it for people who have recently had babies or to take to picnics. And "the critics" (*note their pictures to the right) love it !! It is another recipe that you can adapt to your liking...add more or less nuts, leave out the celery, etc. I like it just as it is written below, but you can find just the right mixture for your family.
2 C chopped apples or pears (I prefer tart apples)
1 1/2 t lemon juice
1/4 C chopped celery
1/4 C chopped walnuts or pecan, toasted
1/4 C dried raisins, snipped putted whole dates or dried tart cherries
1/4 C seedless green grapes, halved (or red grapes)
1/3 C vanilla, lemon or orange low-fat yogurt (I use vanilla)
2 T mayonnaise
In a medium bowl toss apples with lemon juice. Stir in celery, nuts, raisins, and grapes.
For dressing, stir together yogurt and mayo. Add dressing to apple mixture; toss gently to coat. Serve immediately or cover and chill for up to 8 hours.
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