Total Time
2hrs 5mins
Prep 5 mins
Cook 2 hrs

This is an easy recipe. It's better when left to soak up the dressing for a few hours. My mom has been making this for years.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Mix the cabbage, apple and onion in a large bowl.
  2. Whisk all dressing ingredients together.
  3. Add to cabbage and let sit in refrigerator for a few hours.
  4. It does go a bit runny, so add more cabbage if desired.
Most Helpful

Delicious! We really enjoyed this, I don't think I've ever tried coleslaw with apple before and it's really good. I subbed sour cream for the buttermilk and that worked really well. I also used the green onion option rather than red onion since it's what I had available. Very yummy recipe, thanks for posting. made for PAc Spring 2010.

*Pixie* April 03, 2010

Make sure you let this one mellow for a few hours, it makes all the difference. At first the dressing tasted way too lemony and sweet (it reminded me of a no-bake lemon cheesecake batter!). But after a few hours, it was quite yummy. Still not my absolute favourite coleslaw, but that could've been because I made it "light" ... light mayo, Splenda, and more buttermilk than mayo. I really enjoyed the addition of the apples, and I also added some carrots. I used green onions which I think was much nicer than red would've been.

Gingernut July 01, 2007

A very solid traditional cole slaw recipe. I doubled and followed the dressing ingredients and poured it over a combination of red and green cabbage, purple onion and carrot. Delicious!

KWB March 03, 2006