Cinnamon Apple Salad

Have you ever made something so delicious you just want to scream? After tasting this recipe that’s exactly what I wanted to do. This is by far one of my favorite desserts I have ever made. It’s so refreshing and tasty.  It’s so good that I’m making it again this week for Thanksgiving. I normally don’t make anything for the holidays because everyone else usually has everything covered but this recipe was so good that I asked if I could bring it. Someday I would like to host Thanksgiving so I can make everything (and have the leftovers of course).

Layered Apple Salad | Fluffy and refreshing apple salad topped with cool whip and granola by sweetasacookie.com #thanksgiving

What do you usually do for Thanksgiving? Every year is different for me. This year we’re heading to my boyfriend’s moms house for an afternoon Thanksgiving. Then we’re heading back to Erie to get our Black Friday shopping on. I know we’re crazy! I normally don’t go Black Friday shopping but this year I really want to experience it. I don’t have anything in mind to buy, it’s just about the experience for me.

Layered Apple Salad | Fluffy and refreshing apple salad topped with cool whip and granola by sweetasacookie.com #thanksgiving

Last night we were supposed to get our first snow storm of the year. Unfortunately we didn’t get as much snow as I had hoped to get. However there were wrecks everywhere yesterday evening. The roads were ice and everyone forgets what driving in the winter is like until the first storm. Our friends were supposed to come over for a nice dinner and a movie but they thought it would be best to stay off of the roads. So we ended up staying in and eating a nice dinner and watching my favorite holiday movie, ELF. It was nice to relax and be surrounded by Christmas decorations. It felt so warm and cozy compared to the weather outside.

Layered Apple Salad | Fluffy and refreshing apple salad topped with cool whip and granola by sweetasacookie.com #thanksgiving

This dessert will not only make you happy it will make everyone at your dinner table happy. It’s a nice alternative to a heavy pie, but if you’re still doing a pie I would probably top a slice with a spoonful of this amazingness. Enjoy your holiday 🙂

Cinnamon Apple Salad
The perfect dessert for your holiday table.
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Ingredients
  1. 1 granny smith apple
  2. 1 honey crisp apple
  3. 1 tbs. lemon juice
  4. 1 cup ice cold water
  5. 1 small pkg. vanilla pudding
  6. 1 cup milk
  7. 8oz. Cool Whip, thawed
  8. 1/4 tsp. cinnamon
  9. 1 and 1/2 cups granola (honey or cinnamon)
Instructions
  1. In a medium bowl combine cold water and lemon juice. Using a sharp knife cut up your apples into small chunks. Place the apple chunks into the lemon water to prevent them from browning; set aside. In a large bowl mix together milk and small pudding package until thick. Once thick stir in the cinnamon until evenly spread around. Lightly fold in half of the cool whip until just combined. Once combined drain apples and fold them into the mixture. After all the apples are folded in pour mixture into a nice serving dish (a trifle bowl would be wonderful). Make sure the apple layer is flat in the bowl and then top with the remaining Cool Whip. Spread the Cool Whip evenly around and sprinkle the top with the granola. Refrigerate covered and enjoy!
Notes
  1. *If your apples are small use more.
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Layered Apple Salad | Fluffy and refreshing apple salad topped with cool whip and granola by sweetasacookie.com #thanksgiving

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    Miss Messy
    November 26, 2013 at 3:39 PM

    Looks fantatstic! This is my idea of a great dessert! 🙂

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