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Elise's Favorite Waldorf Salad

Elise's Favorite Waldorf Salad

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Gina Maling

A slightly sweet salad with a touch of cinnamon.

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Original recipe yields 12 servings



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  • Calories:
  • 321 kcal
  • 16%
  • Fat:
  • 28.6 g
  • 44%
  • Carbs:
  • 17.6g
  • 6%
  • Protein:
  • 1.6 g
  • 3%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 34 mg
  • 11%
  • Sodium:
  • 120 mg
  • 5%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet


  1. Combine apples, celery, and pecans in a bowl.
  2. Whisk mayonnaise, sugar, lemon juice, and cinnamon together in a separate bowl until well combined.
  3. Whip heavy cream with an electric mixer until soft peaks form; fold into mayonnaise mixture to form a creamy dressing.
  4. Fold apple mixture into the dressing until coated; chill in refrigerator for about 1 hour.
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As a nice treat for myself, I had a couple of mixed apples to use and felt this recipe was fitting. I scaled the recipe down to make a 2 serving recipe to share with 2 of my children that would enjoy this as well as me. It was prefect. At 1st, I was not liking the mayo taste but that was before I chilled it in the frig for an hour. After chilling for the amount of time, the mayo flavor disappeared and a hint of cinnamon lingered as well as the flavor of the apples. I thoroughly enjoyed this recipe, all with a side of bacon.


I omitted the cinammon and changed the dressing to 1/3 Hellman's mayo, 1/3 softened cream cheese, and 1/3 sour cream whipped altogether with just a small amount of Trevia (hubby is diabetic), plus added some canned pineapple bits. No matter how much of this I make, there is never enough for left-overs!


I loved how this turned out. I don't care for the mayo in other recipes, but the addition of the whipping cream was perfect! It tones down the mayo taste and the cinnamon adds just a hint of flavor, but doesn't overpower anything. Nice. Thank you for the recipe!