Apple Cranberry Coleslaw

With a sweet tart creaminess, this Apple Cranberry Coleslaw is a delicious side dish that will take you happily into fall. With a sweet tart creaminess, this Apple Cranberry Coleslaw is a delicious side dish that will take you happily into fall.Are you a creamy coleslaw or a vinegar coleslaw kind of person? If you can’t make up your mind, then this Apple Cranberry Coleslaw may be perfect for you. 

You see, it combines delicious elements from both types—creamy from the mayo, tart from vinegar with a bit of sweetness from apples, honey and cranberries thrown in. And then there are crunchy pecans—probably my favorite part! With a sweet tart creaminess, this Apple Cranberry Coleslaw is a delicious side dish that will take you happily into fall.

The dish got rave reviews at the blog A Southern Soul, where I picked up the recipe (with some minor modifications). Although I’m a creamy coleslaw gal, I still like variety. And if you are serving a mixed group, it might be the slaw that makes everyone happy.

And we all know it’s pretty tough to keep two different viewpoints happy today! 

I also liked the health value of this. With a bit of fruit from the dried cranberry and apple, plus calcium from the yogurt it’s definitely beats out your average coleslaw.

I’m still repressing the idea that fall is coming. So I served it with hot dogs to push the summer side of the equation. But it would be great with fish or other dishes too. With a sweet tart creaminess, this Apple Cranberry Coleslaw is a delicious side dish to take you into fall.

With a sweet tart creaminess, this Apple Cranberry Coleslaw is a delicious side dish to take you into fall.

Apple Cranberry Coleslaw

Yield: 6
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes

With a sweet tart creaminess, this Apple Cranberry Coleslaw is a delicious side dish to take you into fall.

Ingredients

Slaw mix:

  • 1 small cabbage, core removed and shredded
  • 1 large carrot, grated
  • ½ large apple – chopped (other half goes into dressing)
  • ½ cup dried cranberries
  • ½ cup chopped pecan
  • 2 scallions - sliced

Dressing:

  • 1 Tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tablespoons honey
  • ½ apple (leftover from coleslaw ingredients)
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup Greek yogurt (sour cream can be substituted)
  • ¼ teaspoon onion powder
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon pepper

Instructions

Combine slaw mix ingredients in a large bowl.

In a blender, puree mayonnaise, vinegar, honey and half apple until smooth. Stir in the remaining dressing ingredients. Pour dressing over slaw mix and toss until well combined.

Serve immediately or refrigerate until needed and toss before serving.

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With a sweet tart creaminess, this Apple Cranberry Coleslaw is a delicious side dish that will take you happily into fall.

11 thoughts on “Apple Cranberry Coleslaw

  1. Audrey

    I love adding a little apple to coleslaw for a natural hint of sweetness. And I am definitely a fan of adding dried cranberries and pecans to just about anything.

    1. Juli

      It’s usually dangerous territory to try and please everyone but it looks like you pulled it off expertly! The dressing looks like my type of thing, I love tangy and creamy.

  2. Mary Jo McDonald

    Dear Inger,
    This sounds so good that I am going to Metro Mart today anyway and will pick up a cabbage. Thanks,
    Mary Jo

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