Friday, October 11, 2013

Cranberry Apple Coleslaw

Today's post is short and sweet just like the recipe - Cranberry Apple Coleslaw!

I love easy recipes that don't skimp on flavor. This is another great recipe from my sister's kitchen. Simple to make, so good. This is a staple in my home - always a hit!  

Cranberry Apple Coleslaw

  • 8 cups shredded cabbage (we like to use a bagged shredded cabbage blend with carrots)
  • 1/2 cup dried cranberries
  • 1 large apple chopped (or 2 medium size apples - granny smith or your favorite apple)
  • 1 cup Marzetti® Original Slaw Dressing (or make your own, see link to copycat Marzetti Slaw Dressing recipe below) 
In a large bowl combine all ingredients and mix until well coated. Chill in fridge for approximately one hour.  Enjoy!

  • Try using half shredded cabbage and half broccoli slaw - it's wonderful.
  • If you don't have cranberries on hand, substitute with dried cherries or raisins.
  • I highly recommend using Marzetti® Original Slaw Dressing or making your own copycat version. The sweet and tangy dressing goes perfectly with the ingredients.  Go here, Almost Marzetti's Slaw Dressing, for a great copycat recipe made with light mayonnaise, sugar, white vinegar and yellow mustard.
  • Adjust amount of slaw dressing, apple and cranberries to suit taste.  

This coleslaw is perfect on top of Crock-Pot Pulled Pork Sandwiches!

Thanks for stopping by!


Mel@Mellywood's Mansion said...

Mmmmm yum perfect for BBQ season!

Cakebrain said...

Thank you so much for letting me know about my rice pudding picture getting hijacked. I wrote a post about it. I tweeted it. I pinned, I emailed and I FBed. The more I look into it, the more I see the pic is being snagged for everything. It's maddening so I'll stop looking further. You are a good person. You have a great blog too! I hope you have a great weekend.

Danni SiloHillFarm said...

I love cranberries almost as much as I love pumpkins! This looks easy and delicious Mary! Thanks for sharing it!

Anonymous said...

sounds great.. except for the dressing. can you recommend a recipe with a yogurt base instead of mayonnaise? thank you!

Mary N said...

I'll be sharing and pinning YOUR recipe, linking it back to your blog! I hope you have wonderful weekend! And thanks for the sweet comment. Love your blog too!

Heather @ The Beating Hearth said...

ohhhh this sounds sooo good!!! Love a new side dish idea...not that my kids'd eat coleslaw. heathens.

Anonymous said...

How do you keep the apple from turning brown in the slaw?

Mary N said...

I just had the coleslaw tonight that I made two days ago and my apples are not brown. I'm pretty sure the ingredients in the dressing prevent the apples from turning brown.

dixiegrl said...

I used broccoli slaw mix but decided to leave out the apple for fear of it turning brown, but after reading your comment above will add it next time. I love the cranberries in this! Mine were a little dried out, so I soaked them for a few minutes in hot tap water. I added a few sunflower seeds, slivered almonds and chow mein noodles at serving..lots of textures and tastes going on but came through perfectly. Thanks for the inspiration to try this wonderful slaw, it's the BEST!

boots61 said...

I came across your recipe awhile ago thanks to pinterest. It was absolutely perfect and well timed since I made extra so I could share it with a neighbour friend who had broken her wrist and was struggling to cook. Family who I shared it with as well has asked for it to be on the birthday dinner menu so I think it's a confirmed hit. Thanks for sharing it.