Crunchy Apple Slaw

I had the opportunity yesterday to head out to Cara’s house to participate in her Seder Plate Challenge. She invited some blogger friends out to share our dishes in person.

We were each asked to bring a dish inspired by one of the foods on the Seder plate. I’m not Jewish, so I was excited to learn more about the symbolism of each food. Be sure to check out Cara’s blog for all the information about the Seder plate.

I originally thought I’d do a dessert for the event, but a couple other people spoke up quickly and I decided to go with something else. I had a few ideas floating around in my head even up until Friday but hadn’t made my mind up yet. Then I saw this slaw pop up from Pennies on a Platter. I decided it would be a perfect creative interpretation of charoset. Since the slaw contains apples and almonds, it fit perfectly into the concept of taking something from the Seder plate and putting a creative spin on it. Check out Cara’s Seder plate with all of our goodies on it!

I looked at Nikki’s recipe and kind of just threw stuff together based on what I had on hand. It was definitely quite tasty and I’ll be making it again this summer when grilling becomes an every day event (can’t wait!).

The best part of the day was getting together with some lovely blogger friends to enjoy our food together. And, seeing Cara’s house with it’s huge kitchen! After eating, we sat around talking about blogging, sharing tips, and of course doing a bit of gossiping! Be sure to check out the recap on Cara’s blog. And for one last photo, you know you’re eating with a bunch of bloggers when you see this in the dining room…

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Yield: 10-12

Ingredients:

14 oz shredded slaw mixture
12 oz shredded broccoli slaw
2 red apple (Braeburn preferred), unpeeled and diced
2 green apple (Granny Smith preferred), unpeeled and diced
4 Tbsp chopped green onions
1 cup sliced almonds
1 cup mayonnaise
2 Tbsp granulated sugar
4 Tbsp brown sugar
2 Tbsp apple cider vinegar
2 Tbsp lemon juice
1 Tbsp dried mustard

Directions:

Mix together the first six ingredients in a large bowl.

Combine the dressing ingredients in a small bowl.

An hour before serving, pour dressing over salad contents and stir to coat. Chill in fridge until ready to serve.

Recipe adapted from Pennies on a Platter

 


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17 Responses to “Rhubarb Rolls”

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    Ellie — May 21, 2009 at 1:48 pm

    How cool! These look delicious!

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    Molly Jean — May 21, 2009 at 1:59 pm

    This totally takes me back to childhood. We ALWAYS used fresh rhubarb from our backyard to make yummy breakfast treats!

    I think I will have to make these for my parents next time they visit. They will LOVE them!

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    Holly — May 21, 2009 at 2:04 pm

    Those look amazing! I’m always on the lookout for new rhubarb recipes, the season for it is so short in Western Ma, that I tend to buy WAY too much and stick in the freezer..

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    thecookingnurse — May 21, 2009 at 2:39 pm

    I have never had rhubarb before, but these look great!

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    Kerstin — May 21, 2009 at 10:16 pm

    They’re so pretty – I love family recipes!

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    Stephanie Wagner — May 21, 2009 at 10:19 pm

    I never know what to do with Rhubard, but these looks awesome!

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    ttfn300 — May 22, 2009 at 12:35 am

    divine. i want one. right now. pretty please?? 🙂

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    Mermaid Sweets — May 22, 2009 at 3:32 am

    I love your recipes, lactose free and awesome, I will def. have to try this. Ps. we should team up and do something lactose free together in solidarity!

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    Jen — May 22, 2009 at 12:33 pm

    Thanks everyone – seriously if you have rhubarb hanging around. Make these. You won’t regret it.

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    alexandjess — May 22, 2009 at 5:53 pm

    I’m a little lost. The ingredients list mentions 5 c. rhubarb (and you break it into 3 c. for the filling and 2 c. for the sauce) but I don’t see in the step-by-step instructions when/where/how the 2 c. of rhubarb are used. Please help!
    Thanks!

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    Jen — May 26, 2009 at 4:02 pm

    alexandjess – thanks for catching my mistake. I added the instructions about the sauce into the post, but you make the sauce by boiling 2 cups cut rhubarb, 1 cup sugar, 1 1/3 cups water. The rhubarb for the sauce can be cut in large chunks because it all falls apart anyways.

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    Nancy — May 26, 2009 at 4:57 pm

    Your sisters made the rhubarb rolls and stuffed dates yesterday for our Memorial Day cookout. They were delicious!!!! Can’t wait to have another piece tonight for desert. I have a new recipe for potato salad that is delish….let me know if you want me to pass on.

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    natasha — June 12, 2009 at 3:35 am

    i made these tonight and they went awry for a series of reasons that were my fault and won’t go all into…. one thing i did though was use half rhubarb and half strawberries, which sounded delish but i didn’t cut the sugar enough and i think that also made things more watery. my question though, is whether by ‘shortening’ you specifically mean something like crisco or whether you just mean butter or margarine or anything like that. i used butter and didn’t see how i could get away with a little ‘stirring’ before rolling. i tried to cut it in with a pastry blender, but in the end maybe that was too much action for the dough as it seemed a little gummy after cooking….

    i’d appreciate any advice!

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    Jen — June 12, 2009 at 12:09 pm

    natasha – I use Crisco for the dough. I think that’s what my dad always uses as well. Hopefully that is what caused the gumminess. Sorry they didn’t turn out for you.

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    GS — August 6, 2017 at 2:11 pm

    My family has been making these for years. I have used butter or margarine to cut into the flour mixture for the dough and have never had a problem. I always roll my dough out into a rectangle and when I cut the rolls they NEVER look as neat as the ones you have pictured! I have added strawberries but only in the sauce. My mom liked to add red food coloring to make it look more rosy. We bake for 20 minutes before pouring on the sauce and then another 20 minutes. I have to make it every spring in honor of my mom.

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    dev — September 12, 2017 at 11:07 pm

    my grandma recipe calls thesr soringtime rollypoly, and can ad what ever frozen berries you have , frozen is the least messy

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    dev — September 12, 2017 at 11:08 pm

    sorry thats springtime rollypolly

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