When we lived in South Dakota, this was a very common salad. Now that we live in Missouri, no one has ever heard of it! The other recipes call for pudding in the mix but try this one, it is pure and delightful. I would suggest that you make it no more than an hour or two before you serve it. The apples will tend to get soggy if made too far in advance. Time includes chilling time although I usually make it right before supper and serve immediately.