Triple Fruit Coleslaw

"A sweet & sour version of coleslaw that has been a big hit with my family & friends. I found this recipe in my local newspaper and adjusted it a bit to meet our needs. Prepared recipe makes about 12 servings. **Update 2/10** Once I read the review I realized I should have stated that due to the fruits within this coleslaw - it truly does not store well after 2 days. Adjust servings as needed to meet your needs."
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Ready In:
2hrs 15mins




  • Drain pineapple, reserving the juice in a bowl.
  • Cut the apple into small cubes.
  • Combine the coleslaw mix, pineapple tidbits, cubed apple, chopped celery and dried cranberries in a large bowl - mixing well.
  • In a small bowl or 2 cup measure, blend together the mayonnaise, vinegar and the 3 tablespoons of reserved pineapple juice.
  • Pour mayonnaise mixture over the coleslaw mixture and toss gently to mix it well.
  • Cover and chill for 2-4 hours.
  • Before serving, toss the coleslaw gently.

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  1. This was not only delicious but all the color combination's made it looked great as well! This would be a great dish to take to a pot luck. I didn't add the dried cranberries (I didn't have any), but I added a sweet red apple. Otherwise I followed the recipe exactly. Next time, I will try it with the cranberries. Thank you for sharing your recipe!
  2. I made 2 changes. First I did not add the celery (personal preference) and I thought the dressing was just a tad too sour, so I added 1T of sugar. What a great hit this was with my family Easter dinner. Delicious.
  3. I used a Gala apple, 1/2 cup of dried cranberries. This was great even if we didn't wait the 2-4 hours. I'm sure it's even better now. Thanks Melissa for this creamy coleslaw. Made for Zaar Star game
  4. This received a resounding 5-star rating from my entire table of taste-testers -- the whole family, gathered for our first grill-out in the nice weather! I added just a smidge more vinegar to the dressing, because I really like the tangy bite of vinegar. And by mistake, I shredded the Granny Smith apple (should have read the instructions all the way through first!) instead of cutting it in chunks. Nonetheless, very, very delicious! I will use this again and again, all summer long. Thanks, HokiesLady!
  5. I made this for Easter family dinner and it was a great success. I did add a tsp of sugar to the dressing, but that was a personal preference. Other than that I followed the recipe and was pleasantly surprised to find it still crisp and edible two days later when I checked the leftovers. Thanks, Carole in Orlando


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