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Cherry Waldorf Salad

We combine apples with tart cherries and dried cranberries to give an autumn twist to classic Waldorf salad. —Marie Hattrup, Sonoma, California
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min. + chilling
  • Makes
    8 servings


  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 2 large apples (about 1 pound), cubed
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 2 celery ribs, chopped
  • 1/2 cup dried cranberries
  • 1/2 cup slivered almonds, toasted
  • 1 cup fresh or frozen pitted tart cherries, thawed


  • For dressing, whisk together first 4 ingredients. In a large bowl, toss apples with lemon juice. Add celery, cranberries and almonds; toss with dressing. Gently stir in cherries.
  • Refrigerate, covered, 1 hour before serving.
Editor's Note
To toast nuts, bake in a shallow pan in a 350° oven for 5-10 minutes or cook in a skillet over low heat until lightly browned, stirring occasionally.
Nutrition Facts
3/4 cup: 181 calories, 10g fat (2g saturated fat), 2mg cholesterol, 84mg sodium, 23g carbohydrate (19g sugars, 3g fiber), 2g protein.

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  • KristineChayes
    May 31, 2018

    I made this last week and it was very good, but I prefer the classic version with walnuts, apples, grapes, celery, and a lemon-mayo dressing, which I'd recreated at home years ago after one of my stays at the Waldorf Hotel. The Cherry Waldorf Salad is a nice change of pace, however.

  • DianeC23
    Nov 23, 2017

    I made this, and it was very easy to create, but the dressing wasn't good. It had a "tang" to it, and I just couldn't eat it. I like the ingredients, but once the dressing went on, it wasn't good. Sorry!

  • Angel182009
    Oct 23, 2017

    Delicious. If you're on a budget I recommend using extra cranberries.

  • proesner
    Jan 8, 2014

    I made this for Christmas dinner. Used frozen cherries from our cherry tree. Anticipated it to be too sour, but it wasn't. Everyone had seconds. I omitted the celery and nuts.

  • DanaKG
    Aug 19, 2013

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  • mkfrazier
    Jan 8, 2012

    The price of cherries made me opt for cherry-flavored Craisins and they were excellent. (And I am not much of a raisin fan!) Walnuts and pecans both work well with this recipe.

  • martinna
    Dec 26, 2010

    I served this salad on Christmas with champagne baked ham (also from this site), and it was perfect. I couldn't find the cherries, so we used extra cranberries. The dressing was really good, and I liked the toasted almonds with it. I used red delicious and granny smith apples.

    Dec 25, 2006

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