I have a delicious, quick and easy salad to share with you today. Actually, I suppose it is more like a dessert! Caramel Apple Salad really does taste similar to caramel apples, a creamy version. It's chock full of chopped crunchy apples, covered with creamy butterscotch and topped with salty peanuts. A great combo!
I usually have all the ingredients on hand, so I make it quite often. I like to stir the pudding mixture together, take half of it and add 2 c. chopped apple and top with the 1/4 c.peanuts. The other half I put in the frig to make the next day, and stir in the apple before serving. That way the apples are fresh and crunchy.
This is another of those recipes one can find in many church cookbooks around here. It's a pot luck favorite!
1 c. cold low fat milk
1 package (1 oz.) sugar free fat free instant butterscotch pudding
2 c. reduced fat Cool Whip, divided
3 to 4 cups chopped unpeeled apples
1/2 c. chopped peanuts
Mix 1 c. milk with butterscotch pudding mix, whisking for 1 minute until thick. Whisk in 1 c. cool whip. Fold in the apples, and the remaining cool whip. Refrigerate until serving. Top with chopped peanuts to serve.