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Farmhouse Apple Coleslaw

A friend from church gave me this apple coleslaw recipe that her grandmother handed down to her. The flavors complement each other well, while the fruit creates a refreshing change of pace from the usual coleslaw. —Jan Myers, Atlantic, Iowa
  • Total Time
    Prep: 20 min. + chilling
  • Makes
    12 servings


  • 4 cups shredded cabbage
  • 1 large apple, chopped
  • 3/4 cup raisins
  • 1/2 cup chopped celery
  • 1/4 cup chopped onion
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper


  • In a serving bowl, combine the cabbage, apple, raisins, celery and onion. In a small bowl, combine the remaining ingredients. Pour over cabbage mixture and toss to coat. Cover and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes.

Test Kitchen tips
  • If you're in a rush, use prepared coleslaw mix.
  • The apple and raisins add a natural sweetness, so there's only a small amount of added sugar.
  • Nutrition Facts
    2/3 cup: 87 calories, 5g fat (1g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 131mg sodium, 12g carbohydrate (8g sugars, 1g fiber), 1g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 vegetable, 1 fat, 1/2 starch.

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    • Cindy
      Nov 23, 2020

      I did not care for this at all. Way to dry even after in refrig for 24 hrs. It is a preference thing, but I dont care much for all the crunchy. I'll stick with the creamy coleslaw.

    • Mary
      Nov 2, 2020

      I've been making my slaw this way FOR YEARS, it's the only way that feels right. The only addition I make to the above noted recipe is that I include small little squares or chunks of cheddar cheese - so good.

    • Doti
      Nov 2, 2020

      No comment left

    • 69bellas
      Sep 22, 2020

      This sounds amazing! I think I will sub apple cider for the lemon juice!

    • Debra
      Nov 20, 2019

      The slaw was very good , the amounts of everything was balanced. We did add a small amount of grated baby carrots and that seemed to finish off the slaw perfectly. This recipe is definitely a keeper!

    • Kim
      Nov 2, 2019

      How long does this keep for?

    • jl1978
      Nov 2, 2019

      This was the Christmas Salad (Ensalada Navidena) my Mom used to make. She added walnuts and pineapples to it also. Wow! Thank you for sharing the recipe. It brought back tons of memories.