Apple-Walnut Salad

Reader Gwen Fox from Nokomis, Florida, gave us the idea to use lemon curd and mayonnaise in this salad.


Makes 6 to 8 servings

Recipe from

Southern Living

Recipe Time

Prep: 20 Minutes
Bake: 10 Minutes
Chill: 6 Hours


1 cup chopped walnuts
2/3 cup mayonnaise
1/2 cup lemon curd
1/4 teaspoon ground cardamom
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 1/2 teaspoons grated lemon rind
2 Gala apples, chopped
2 Granny Smith apples, chopped
2 Red Delicious apples, chopped
3/4 cup thinly sliced celery
1 cup dried fruit mix


1. Place walnuts in a single layer in a shallow pan.

2. Bake at 350° for 8 to 10 minutes or until lightly toasted, stirring once after 5 minutes.

3. Stir together mayonnaise, next 4 ingredients, and 1/2 tsp. lemon rind in a large bowl. Add apples, celery, fruit mix, and 3/4 cup walnuts; toss well. Cover and chill 6 hours. Sprinkle with remaining 1/4 cup walnuts and 1 tsp. lemon rind.

Note: For testing purposes only, we used Sun-Maid Fruit Bits.