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September 16, 20030 found this helpful

Susan, I think my favorite eating apple is a red or golden delicious, definitely something sweet not tart. I'm not much of a cook but here are a couple of my favorite recipes using apples.

Apple Waldorf Salad

Makes 4 servings

Ready in: 20 Minutes

1/2 cup mayonnaise
1 Tablespoon white sugar
1 teaspoon lemon juice
1/8 teaspoon salt
3 apples - peeled, cored and chopped
1 cup thinly sliced celery
1/2 cup chopped walnuts
1/2 cup raisins

In a medium bowl, whisk together the mayonnaise, sugar, lemon juice and salt. Stir in the apples, celery, walnuts and raisins. Chill until ready to serve.

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Chicken Salad

Makes 10 to 12 servings

4 cups cooked pasta
2 cups cubed, cooked chicken meat
5 stalks celery, diced

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2 large apples - peeled, cored and chopped
1 cup seedless grapes, halved
3/4 cup mayonnaise
2 Tablespoons milk
1 Tablespoon white sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 pinch ground black pepper

Chill pasta and chicken thoroughly. Mix chicken, celery, apples, grapes and pasta in large bowl. Mix together the mayonnaise, milk, sugar, salt and pepper. Combine mayonnaise and chicken mixtures and toss. Store in the refrigerator.

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And I found the following recipe at Allrecipes.com, which sounds absolutely delicious (to me).

Darra's Famous Tuna Waldorf Salad Sandwich Filling
Submitted by: Darra Mangahas

Makes 4 servings

Prep Time: 15 Minutes
Cook Time: 5 Minutes
Ready in: 20 Minutes

Tired of boring tuna salad? You'll love this one!!!

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1/2 cup mayonnaise
1 Tablespoon prepared Dijon-style mustard
1/4 teaspoon curry powder
Salt and pepper to taste
1 (6-ounce) can oil-packed tuna
1 shallot, finely chopped
1 Granny Smith apple, cored and diced
1/4 cup chopped walnuts
1/2 cup diced celery
1 teaspoon sweet pickle relish
4 large croissants
4 leaves lettuce
4 slices Swiss cheese

1 In a medium bowl, whisk together the mayonnaise, mustard, curry powder, salt and pepper. Add tuna, shallot, apple, walnuts, celery and pickle relish and toss until all ingredients are coated with dressing.
2 Lightly toast the croissants. Split in half, place a lettuce leaf on the bottom half of the croissant and fill with tuna salad. Top with a slice of Swiss cheese and the top half of the croissant. Serve with a dill pickle and potato chips. Bon appetit!

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September 16, 20030 found this helpful

I Love Pippin apples. When I lived in California, the grocery stores always had Pippins. Now that I live in Oregon I cant find any at all. Worse yet, the produce mangers don't know the apple or don't seem to know where to get them. I like the pippins becase the texture is fine and the skin is not as hard as other varieties. The are also a very good size to send along for scool lunches because they are a perfect size for grade school children.

I have two apple trees in my yard that were planted the previous owners. I can't seem to get the spray progam going so I have had "buggy" apples but the ones I cut up (sans bugs) are the tastiest apples ever. I don't know what variety they are but one is red, the other green-yellow.

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I like to eat apple uncooked!

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April 8, 20040 found this helpful

My grandma would fry-drain-and crumble bacon. She would sprinkle it - along with shredded yellow cheese - on the top of an apple pie crust. Perhaps this idea could be adapted to a more healthy dessert (no crust).

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