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Author Notes: This simple salad was a staple in the wintertime during my childhood. Lots of tang from the tart apples and orange juice in the dressing, crunch from the celery and pecans, and sweetness from the marshmallow pieces. The secret was the cream cheese/orange juice dressing which added a smooth sweet/sour tang of its own. —love2cook
- 4 tart apples, washed and cut into large cubes with the peel left on
- 2-3 celery stalks, cut into thin half-moon slices
- 3/4 cup pecans, broken into large pieces
- 3/4 cup minimarshmallows
- 6 ounces cream cheese
- 1/2 cup orange juice
- Combine the apple pieces, sliced celery, pecan pieces, and mini marshmallows in a large bowl.
- In a smaller bowl, beat the cream cheese until soft and smooth. Gradually beat in orange juice until you have the right consistency for a dressing (it may be more than 1/2 cup).
- This recipe was entered in the contest for Your Best Recipe for Lettuce-Free Salad