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    Purdue Caramel Apple Salad

    Purdue Caramel Apple Salad. Photo by Cookin'Diva

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    3 hrs 30 mins

    30 mins

    3 hrs

    Cookin'Diva's Note:

    I first enjoyed this salad in the Purdue cafeteria while visiting my kids in 2005. They call it a "salad" but it's more like a dessert.

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    • 1 cup dry roasted salted peanut, coarsely chopped
    • 1/2 cup maraschino cherry, chopped and drained on paper towels


    1. 1
      Drain pineapple very well; reserve 1/2 cup liquid and set aside. In a large bowl, combine drained pineapple and marshmallows. Allow this to sit so the marshmallows will soften while you are making the pudding.
    2. 2
      Pudding directions: In a saucepan, whisk flour and sugar together. Pour in 1/2 cup pineapple juice and beaten egg. Cook over medium heat, stirring until it comes to a boil. Allow to boil 1-2 minutes while whisking to thicken. Cover surface with Saran Wrap and cool (can use ice bath for quicker cooling).
    3. 3
      Add cooled pudding to pineapple/marshmallow mixture. Stir in diced apples and Cool Whip.
    4. 4
      Place in 9x13 pan, sprinkle with nuts and cherry halves.
    5. 5
      Note - if this sits overnight, there will be some liquid on the bottom, which can be removed so the salad doesn't get "runny".

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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on February 05, 2008


      Actually, I served this as a dessert. Everyone loved it and asked for the recipe. We particularly loved the salted peanuts in it. Great recipe, Cookin'Diva. Can't wait to make it again.

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    • on July 12, 2007


      I left the peanuts out for the finicky eaters in my house but it didn't seem to make a difference. My 3 daughters LOVED it and ate every last bit of it! My husband is a Purdue grad himself and doesn't remember this dish but he loves that we call it the Purdue salad! Go Boilers!

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    Nutritional Facts for Purdue Caramel Apple Salad

    Serving Size: 1 (154 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 12

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 279.2
    Calories from Fat 132
    Total Fat 14.7 g
    Saturated Fat 5.5 g
    Cholesterol 17.6 mg
    Sodium 171.8 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 34.8 g
    Dietary Fiber 3.0 g
    Sugars 26.3 g
    Protein 5.8 g

    The following items or measurements are not included:

    maraschino cherries

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