Beet and Apple Salad

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

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  1. Karmology Clinic
    I used some granny smith apples and my homemade blackberry vinegar instead of plain white vinegar. Delicious and refreshing taste!
  2. sugarpea
    I loved this, too. I used fresh, roasted beets, unpeeled apples and walnuts. Pink and delicious.
  3. Elmotoo
    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!


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