Orange-Apple Waldorf Salad


What to make for a big family reunion? This gelatin salad is an easy choice. It's easy to tote, and it is light and refreshing. For the best flavor, toast the nuts before adding them.

Orange-Apple Waldorf Salad
Photo: Andy Lyons
Prep Time:
20 mins
Chill Time:
5 hrs
Total Time:
5 hrs 20 mins


  • 1 20 ounce can crushed pineapple, undrained (juice pack)

  • 2 tablespoon sugar

  • 1 3 ounce package orange-flavor gelatin

  • 1 8 ounce package cream cheese, softened and cut up

  • 1 medium apple, cored and chopped

  • ½ cup chopped walnuts

  • ½ 8 ounce carton frozen whipped dessert topping, thawed

  • Orange sections and green grapes (optional)


  1. In a medium saucepan, combine undrained pineapple and sugar; heat to boiling. Stir in gelatin until dissolved. Stir in cream cheese until melted and well combined. Remove from heat. Transfer to a large mixing bowl.

  2. Chill about 1 hour or until mixture is slightly thickened. Stir in chopped apple and nuts. Fold in dessert topping. Transfer mixture to a 2-quart baking dish or 1-1/2-quart bowl or mold. Cover and chill at least 4 hours. To serve, cut into squares, serve in bowl, or unmold onto serving plate. If desired, garnish individual servings with orange sections and grapes. Makes 9 to 12 side-dish servings.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

232 Calories
14g Fat
24g Carbs
3g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 9
Calories 232
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 14g 18%
Saturated Fat 7g 35%
Cholesterol 25mg 8%
Sodium 93mg 4%
Total Carbohydrate 24g 9%
Protein 3g

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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