Apple Salad with Dried Cherries and Toasted Pecans
Wow your family and friends with this simple yet spectacular fruit salad featuring apples, cherries and toasted pecans.
  • Makes: Makes 10 cups (15 servings of ⅔ cup each)
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10-15 minutes
  • Difficulty Rating: Easy

  • Nutrition Highlights: Apple skin contains a considerable amount of the apple’s phytonutrients and fiber, so try not to peel apples before cooking or eating.

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  • Recipe From: My Indiana Home


  1. To toast pecans, place chopped nuts in a single layer on a large-rimmed baking sheet. Place on middle rack in a 350° oven for 10-15 minutes, stirring once during cooking time.

  2. Meanwhile, in a large bowl toss chopped apples with lemon zest and juice. Stir in cherries, celery and red onion.

  3. Lightly mix in mayonnaise.

  4. If serving immediately, stir in toasted pecans. Otherwise, refrigerate and stir in pecans right before serving.

Nutrition Facts (per serving): Calories – 187, Fat – 13.2g, Dietary Fiber – 3.1g, Protein –1.3g, Vitamin C – 10%.

**Nutrition information is calculated using an online calorie calculator. Variations may exist. Values are based on a 2,000-calorie diet.

Tips & Notes

Crisp, sweet apple varieties work best in salads – try Jonagold, Jonathan, Gala, Fuji, Honeycrisp or Braeburn. Toasting pecans enhances their natural flavors.


  1. I love the combination of fruits in this salad. Pinning. Thanks for sharing on Thursdays Treasures.