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Apple Coleslaw Recipe

This easy Apple Coleslaw recipe is the perfect fall side dish or topping to a sweet pulled pork sandwich! Made with all of the classic ingredients but the addition of shredded apples! 

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Show of hands, who has tried fruit in their coleslaw?? 

When we moved to Dallas, I was lucky enough to eat some of the BEST barbecue. One of my favorite pulled pork sandwiches was topped with an amazing slaw. Picking through the pieces, I found chunks of apple! That sweet addition paired beautifully with the smoky flavor. It was in that moment that I fell in LOVE. 

This recipe is one that we make all summer long. It tastes great on pulled pork, tacos, chicken… You name it. The flavor is slightly sweet with a wonderful tang. One that you will want to make over and over.  

Apple-Coleslaw-Ingredients

Creamy Apple Slaw Ingredients: 

  • Apple Cider Vinegar
  • Mayonnaise
  • Poppy Seeds
  • Honey
  • Salt and Pepper
  • Slaw Mix
  • Apples

We really enjoy fuji or granny smith apples. They add just a slight tang and work incredibly well with the honey. 

How to shred apples:

For shredding apples, I like to use a box grater. Hold the apple tightly by the top and the bottom. Grate it on the large holes of thegrater. When you reach the core, turn the apple 90 degrees. Repeat until only the core remains.

How to make coleslaw with apples:

Ready for the easiest side dish recipe of all time? This recipe is as simple as combine and toss! Just make sure you make the dressing and fully stir before adding the cabbage and apples. 

  1. Combine the vinegar, mayonnaise, poppy seeds, honey, salt, and pepper in a small bowl. Whisk until fully incorporated.
  2. Toss the slaw mix with the shredded apples. Drizzle the dressing over the salad a little at a time until you are happy with the consistency.
  3. Refrigerate until ready to serve.

How to keep apples from turning brown in coleslaw: 

We have never had the issue of browning. However, we also make this relatively close to the time we plan on serving. If you are planning on making this in advance I would recommend lightly tossing the shredded apples in lemon juice before adding to your mix. This should slow the browning process of the fruit. 

Apple-Coleslaw

One little tip before we dive in… When you shred your apples there is a small chance that it will turn into a bit of a mess. Still stir the juices and apple bits into your slaw. It adds a fun flavor that you will not want to miss and I do not want you to get discouraged if it does not shred into perfect little strands.

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Apple Coleslaw

Apple Coleslaw

Yield: 8 servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes

This Apple Coleslaw is the perfect fall side dish or topping to a sweet pulled pork sandwich!

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 2-3 tablespoons poppy seeds
  • 1/3 cup honey
  • 1 teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 bag slaw mix
  • 3 fuji apples, shredded

Instructions

  1. Combine the vinegar, mayonnaise, poppy seeds, honey, salt, and pepper in a small bowl. Whisk until fully incorporated.
  2. Toss the slaw mix with the shredded apples. Drizzle the dressing over the salad a little at a time until you are happy with the consistency.
  3. Refrigerate until ready to serve.

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