Sunday, June 03, 2007

Caramel Apple Salad - Lightened Up

One of my favorite carnival or fair treats is a caramel apple. I love the combination of the gooey caramel coating with the tart, crunchy, and juicy apple. So when the Tootie company came out with its caramel apple pops a few years back, I couldn't get enough of them. Nowadays, though, I have to watch the sugar intake, so I rarely have caramel apples or the pops. When I saw this recipe on recipezaar a few weeks ago I knew I just had to give it a try. But I lightened it up. Yes, I know that there's still sugar in the pineapple and the apple, but at least all the sugar in the pudding and Cool Whip is gone.

Caramel Apple Salad

1 (20 ounce) can crushed pineapple (do not drain)
4 unpeeled apples, cut up (Galas, Fujis, Granny Smith, etc.)
1 (1 ounce) box sugar-free fat-free butterscotch pudding (or regular)
1 (8 ounce) container fat-free Cool Whip

Mix all together and let set overnight. Makes 8-10 servings. (Unless your husband gets hold of it!)


Sylvia said...

This salad sounds very tasty .

The Mommy Chef said...

I love this stuff! My grandmother made it for me, my siblings and cousins growing up and I make it for my boys! I *heart* nostalgic food!