Beet and Apple Salad

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 3 mins

Sweet and creamy cooked dressing on a beautiful old fashioned salad. From a 1960 cookbook "Pennsylvania Dutch Cooking". I usually peel the apples and omit the nuts.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. For dressing, combine egg with sugar and beat well.
  2. Stir in flour and mustard.
  3. Add mixture to heated water and vinegar in a small heavy saucepan.
  4. Cook, stirring constantly, over low heat until thick, 2-3 minutes.
  5. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
  6. Cool.
  7. In a medium bowl, mix the 4 salad ingredients.
  8. Pour the cooled dressing over and mix well.
  9. Garnish with parsley and chopped nuts, as desired.
  10. Serve chilled.


Most Helpful

I used some granny smith apples and my homemade blackberry vinegar instead of plain white vinegar. Delicious and refreshing taste!

Karmology Clinic January 30, 2007

I loved this, too. I used fresh, roasted beets, unpeeled apples and walnuts. Pink and delicious.

sugarpea December 28, 2005

Ooh, I'm 1st! I liked this a lot! The kids weren't too keen but it will grow on them, lol. I used canned beets but I'm sure fresh & roasted beets would be far superior. The dressing is so delicious!! Thank you, Kaarin!

Elmotoo October 15, 2005

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