I normally think of Waldorf Salad as a fall dish. But, I needed to take a dish to a girl's dinner and needed something that went well with pork. BTW, the hostess made the BEST pork tenderloin I have ever had! I have to find out how she cooked it because mine never turns out that good.
But on to the salad...
It seems Waldorf Salads come in two basic forms, without whipped cream and with whipped cream. Some have halved seedless grapes or raisins which I think would be a great addition. Some have added ingredients like cranberries or even chicken.
So play around with this. This is a very basic, with whipped cream, recipe. The peeling and chopping is a bit of work but it is a very easy and simple dish overall.
So lets get started!
Assemble your ingredients. This picture does not show the sugar....ooops
Peel, core, and chop the apples. I used Gala and Red Delicious but tart apples, like Granny Smith, work well too. Mix apples with lemon juice being sure to mix very well. This will keep the apple chucks from turning brown. Mix as soon as you have the apples chopped.
Add the chopped celery and nuts. I used walnuts but couldn't find any that were coarsely chopped so I got walnut haves and chopped them myself. The store had walnut "chips" but they were chopped way to fine for this dish.
In a separate bowl mix mayonnaise, sugar, and cinnamon.
Beat the Whipping Cream with electric mixer until soft peaks form.
Fold the Whipped Cream into the mayonnaise mixture.
Add the chopped apple mixture and refrigerate for about an hour.
- 6 cups chopped apples
- 1 cup chopped celery
- 1 cup chopped walnuts (or pecans)
- 1 cup mayonnaise
- 6 tablespoons sugar
- 1 teaspoon lemon juice
- 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1 cup heavy whipping cream
- Peel, core, and chop apples.
- Toss chopped apples very well with lemon juice.
- Add chopped celery and nuts
- Mix mayonnaise, sugar, and cinnamon in a separate bowl
- Whip cream until soft peaks form
- Fold whipped cream into mayonnaise mixture
- Add chopped apple mixture
- Refrigerate for about an hour