We liked this, a fruity change-up and good match to BBQ. But the vinaigrette is too sweet, definitely would recommend you start with half the sugar and add more to taste -- then dress the slaw. We used the dried cherries but can definitely see switching to less-expensive cherry-cranberries.
carolfitz Posted: 07/09/09
Stephanie007 Posted: 01/13/09
This recipe is great with pork. I couldnt' find broccoli slaw so I simply peeled and chopped broccoli and this worked. Also, my store didn't carry dried cherries or cider vinegar so I replaced the dried cherries with dried cherry flavored cranberries which worked well. I substituted the cider vinegar with one part white wine vinegar and one part apple juice which worked, but I might be able to find a better substitute. Next time I may try sherry vinegar instead if I still can't get cider vinegar. I wouldn't make this recipe to far in advance becasue the apples start to turn pretty fast and it looses a little something.
sprky182 Posted: 02/11/12
Yum! Used granny smith apples and craisins and it came out great.
rcturner525 Posted: 02/05/12
A favorite in my house since the recipe first came out in 2002. I do think it makes a little too much vinaigrette, but you can dress it to taste. With a sweet-tart apple, the vinaigrette is definitely not too sweet, but rather is a nice compliment to the apple/cherry combo. Love the salty addition of the sunflower seeds, but you don't miss them if you leave them out. Great with BBQ sandwiches or as a fresh and crunchy side to potato soup.
rstarrlemaitre Posted: 10/27/12
Made exactly as written, and unlike other reviewers, I don't think it was too sweet at all, especially because the tart cherries gave the occasional contrast to the sugary vinaigrette. Next time i would definitely use salted sunflower seeds though - the whole dish needed a bit of saltiness.