Washington Apple Salad

Course : Salads
Serves: 6
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1 cup dehydrated bing cherries
1 cup semi-sweet white wine
3 medium Washington Red Delicious apples
2 medium Washington Criterion apples
2 stalks celery -- sliced
1 cup walnuts -- chopped
8 ounces Neufchatel cheese
1/4 cup half and half
1/4 cup granulated sugar
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1 teaspoon nutmeg

Preparation / Directions:

Place the cherries in a bowl and cover with wine. Allow to soak at least 30 minutes. Wash, core, and chop apples; do not remove the peel. Combine the apples and celery in large bowl. Drain cherries and add to apple mixture. Add the walnuts. in a separate bowl, using a hand mixer, beat the cheese until softened. Add half and half a little at a time until mixture is smooth and of a pouring consistency. Blend in sugar, lemon juice, and nutmeg. Pour the dressing over the salad and toss to mix. Refrigerate until it is served.


Nutritional Information:

275 Calories (kcal); 22g Total Fat; (68% calories from fat); 9g Protein; 13g Carbohydrate; 32mg Cholesterol; 167mg Sodium

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