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The New Kitchen Cookbook
This is my interpretation of a traditional dish my mother was craving. Of the many recipes I looked at, it ended up closest to Crunchy Waldorf Salad.
- 1 to 1 ½ large green apples (granny smith, golden delicious, the neighbor’s apples, or a mix)
- 1 tsp. lemon juice
- 2 stalks celery, diced or sliced
- ¾ c. seedless grapes, cut in halves
- ¼ c. currants
- ¾ c. chopped walnuts
- about ½ c. mayonnaise
Toast walnuts 5 minutes at 350°; let cool. Core and chop apples to bite size, and mix with lemon juice in an airtight container. Chop grapes and celery; mix all ingredients.
I used currants in place of raisins, but in traditional recipes only raisins appear, while in modern ones grapes entirely supplant the raisins.
Peter requested a substitution of allspice and clove for the cinnamon and nutmeg, which I plan to try out next time. Some recipes substitute yogurt or cream for the mayonnaise, which Peter might also appreciate.