Apples, Pears, Walnuts

Waldorf Salad

image :  Waldorf Salad

Ingredients

  • 1 cup whipping cream
  • 1/3 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 1/2 cups diced celery
  • 2 large green apples, diced
  • 2/3 cup toasted walnuts, coarsely chopped
  • 1/2 cup dark raisins
  • 1/2 cup small marshmallows
  • pinch of salt


Directions

Created by a chef from the Waldorf Astoria Hotel in New York in the late 1890′s. This salad was once considered the height of sophistication. Originally it contained nothing more than apples, celery and mayonnaise. My aunt always added marshmallows and whipped cream to lighten it and raisins, marshmallows I’m sure were for us kids.

Beat whipping cream until soft peaks form. Fold mayonnaise into cream. Add remaining ingredients and fold until combined. Serves 6 to 8.