Caramel Apple Salad
Seriously, despite all of the high calorie, sugar laden foods I’ve been posting lately, we do try to eat healthy around our house. But when it gets right down to it, I really enjoy making baked goods and other yummy treats to send with the Tall Boy to work and with my son to Mom’s Day Out (preschool starts in September–how did he get this big so fast? I need wine.) so people think I’m the coolest wife and mom ever.
I don’t keep any of the cookies, cakes and cupcakes I make around my house. You know why? Because the Tall Boy and my son share some mutant gene that allows them to eat one stinkin’ bite of a cupcake and be done.
I, however, do not have this gene. I have the gene that tells my brain to tell my hand to shove bite after bite of cupcake into my mouth until the entire batch is gone.
Anyway, this is a great quick and easy dessert–and you won’t feel too guilty, even if you eat the majority of it yourself. Grab just a few ingredients:
Mix together your Cool-Whip and butterscotch pudding mix. I used sugar-free.
Mix in a small can of crushed pineapple and three large apples, chunked. Grapes would be good here, too.
Mix together and refrigerate until ready to serve. I topped mine with some sugared pecans.
What’s your favorite light summer dessert?
Recipe: Caramel Apple Salad
- 1 small instant sugar-free butterscotch pudding
- 1 small can crushed pineapple with juice
- 3 to 4 large Gala or Pink Lady apples, chunked
- 8 oz sugar-free Cool Whip
- sugared pecans or walnuts (optional)
- Mix everything together and refrigerate until ready to serve
Preparation time: 5 minute(s)
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