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Apple Pretzel Salad

Yield 15 servings.

Ingredients

  • 2 cups chopped pretzels
  • 3/4 cup margarine, softened
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 (8-ounce) carton frozen whipped topping, thawed
  • 2 (3-ounce) packages lemon-flavored gelatin
  • 2 1/2 cups boiling water
  • 1/2 cup chopped dates
  • 1 cup lemon-lime carbonated beverage
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 cups diced Red Delicious apple

Nutrition Information

  • calories 349
  • caloriesfromfat 50 %
  • fat 19.3 g
  • satfat 8.5 g
  • monofat 0.0 g
  • polyfat 0.0 g
  • protein 3.4 g
  • carbohydrate 41.9 g
  • fiber 0.0 g
  • cholesterol 17 mg
  • iron 0.0 mg
  • sodium 351 mg
  • calcium 0.0 mg

How to Make It

  1. Combine first 3 ingredients in a bowl; press mixture into a 13- x 9- x 2-inch baking dish. Bake at 400° for 10 minutes. Let cool completely.

  2. Combine cream cheese and 1/2 cup sugar in a large bowl; beat at medium speed of an electric mixer until smooth. Fold in whipped topping. Spread cream cheese mixture over pretzel mixture. Cover and chill 1 hour or until firm.

  3. Combine gelatin and boiling water in a medium bowl, stirring 2 minutes or until gelatin dissolves; stir in dates. Let cool to room temperature. Slowly pour carbonated beverage and lemon juice into gelatin mixture. Chill 30 minutes or until consistency of unbeaten egg white.

  4. Fold apple into gelatin mixture. Spoon gelatin mixture over cheese mixture. Cover and chill until firm. To serve, cut into rectangles.

Light and Luscious