Caramel Apple Salad

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I am on the Women’s Ministry team at my church. Every year we have an annual potluck that is just for women. It is a time for women to come, eat, fellowship and learn. There are always several different cooking demonstrations. Occasionally, they have ladies demonstrate how to decorate their homes or similar programs. It is the perfect event to attend right before the holidays when you are searching for new ideas.

A few weeks ago I was approached by Amanda, the woman in charge of the event. She said that she knew I was on Weight Watchers and asked if I had any low-fat recipes to demonstrate at the potluck event coming up in November. I was speechless. She wanted me to do a cooking demonstration? I was humbled, excited, and a little nervous…but mostly excited. I love food, and I have a passion to share healthier foods with other people.

I emailed Amanda several recipes. The one that she and I liked the best was my Caramel Apple Salad recipe. This is a recipe that I found on the Weight Watchers message boards.

Caramel Apple Salad
Ingredients
3 cups Granny Smith apples, diced
3 Tbsp lemon juice, canned or bottled
1 cup unsalted dry roasted peanuts
1 cup Kraft Jet-Puffed Mini Marshmallows
1 small box dry fat-free sugar-free instant butterscotch pudding
8 oz Dole Canned Crushed Pineapple in Juice
8 oz Cool Whip Free Whipped Topping

Instructions
Toss diced apples with lemon juice. Just enough so the apples don’t turn brown. Add peanuts and marshmallows. Mix in separate bowl butterscotch pudding mix, pineapple, and cool whip. Add to apple mixture. Keep refrigerated until ready to use. Serves 12These are almost all the ingredients you need for one batch of this salad. I forgot to add the lemon juice to this picture, but this is basically it.

I added my lemon juice to the bowl first. As I chopped the granny smith apples into chunks I tossed them in the lemon juice. This helps the apples not to turn brown.

Next you add the peanuts and marshmallows. If you are like my husband you will not be able to do this part without eating some of the marshmallows. It’s okay, just don’t eat all of them.

In a separate bowl, mix together the Cool Whip, dry butterscotch pudding mix, and a can of crushed pineapple.

Stir each bowl separately before you add all of the ingredients together.

Add it all together and put it in the fridge to chill.

I just had to try some of the leftovers on the spoon! It is so yummy!!

It has been a pleasure sharing this recipe with you!

Jennifer from Living a Changed Life
Living a Changed Life is my weight loss blog. In October 2008 I began my weight loss journey, and life has never been the same. God has helped me lose 90 pounds on Weight Watchers. I have also been able to keep it off for over a year. My desire is to share God’s love with others like me, who are on their own weight loss journeys.

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