Christmas Apple Pecan Salad Recipe

  • Ensalada Navideña de manzana y nuez, or Christmas apple pecan salad, is a must on your holiday table. This salad is a welcome treat during traditional posadas, office potlucks, and family gatherings. Made with just a few ingredients, this tasty dish is easy enough anyone can prepare it in just a few minutes. The salad can be served as a dessert or as a savory side to a Christmas roast when the the sweetened condensed milk is replaced with crème fraîche. 

    Christmas Apple Pecan Salad Recipe

    A yummy, sweet & creamy salad that makes a great addition to any holiday meal.

    Prep Time:
    Servings: 6


    • Fuji apples, washed: 4 or 5
    • canned pineapple rings, drained, juice reserved: 20 ounce can
    • milk: ½ cup
    • sweetened condensed milk: ½ cup
    • pecan halves: 2 cups
    • dried cranberries: ½ cup
    • ground cinnamon: to taste


    Step 1: Chop apples into bite size pieces, approximately ½ inch in diameter. Place pieces in a large mixing bowl.


    Step 2: Drain and reserve pineapple juice from canned pineapples. Chop pineapple rings into bite size pieces, approximately ½ inch in diameter. Place pieces in a large mixing bowl with apple pieces; toss to combine.


    Step 3: Combine reserved pineapple juice, milk, and condensed milk. Stir liquid to mix evenly. Pour in apple/pineapple bowl, and carefully stir to distribute liquid throughout fruit.


    Step 4: Chop pecan halves into quarters. Add chopped pecans and dried cranberries to fruit bowl.


    Step 5: Carefully stir all ingredients to combine. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate 1 hour before serving.


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