Taffy Apple Salad

This is one of our favorite recipes, although we don’t make it very often. It calls for a lot of sugar and we try to limit the amount of sugar we consume. We make it usually for Thanksgiving. The combination of the peanuts and apples makes this so tasty.
1 cup sugar (I use less.)
16 oz crushed pineapple (I use chunked pineapple sometimes.)
2 tablespoons flour
2 eggs
4 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
Mix and heat in a sauce pan, on medium heat, until thick. Chill for 2 hours. (If you use chunked pineapple use only the juice for this step and fold the chunks in later with the apples.)
16 oz whipped topping (I like to replace whipping cream sweetened with maple syrup)

Add this whipped topping to the chilled sauce.8 cups Granny Smith apples cut up into small pieces
2 cups chopped peanuts
Fold the apples and peanuts into the creamy mixture.

Now it is ready to serve! Yummy!

What are some of your family favorite salads?
Do you have any Thanksgiving specialties?
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