Apple Coleslaw

About the only time my husband and I agree on the thermostat is when I near the end of my pregnancy. For some reason my feet are always hot and I’m guilty of ripping of my pants in an exasperated fury of hotness while watching TV. Hormones.

I remember walking barefoot everywhere as a child in Arizona and even getting blisters on my feet from running to the mailbox on the pavement in the summer. There was one summer that it reached 123 degrees. Apparently Arizona’s on track for another one of those soon.

Apple ColeslawI admit that I’ve never been one for slaw. I was enticed by the easiness of this one and the fact that it had apples in it. It can’t get any easier than add some color leave the skin on the apples and use one green and one red apple. apple-coleslaw-close

Apple Coleslaw
Prep Time
22 hrs 1 min
Cook Time
22 hrs 1 min
Servings: 10 servings
  • 3/4 cup light Miracle Whip dressing
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 16 ounce package coleslaw mix (see Note for substitution)
  • 2 apples 1 red and 1 green, cored and chopped
  1. Mix the dressing and honey in large bowl.
  2. Add the coleslaw and apples and mix together. The mixture might seem dry but it will be plenty once the mixture has chilled in the fridge since the cabbage will release some liquid. Salt and pepper to taste.
  3. Refrigerate at least one hour to let the flavors blend.
Recipe Notes
Substitute 3 cups shredded green cabbage and 2 cups shredded red cabbage for the package of coleslaw blend.

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  1. Love fruity coleslaw! This looks great!

  2. I love apple anything–I often add it to my tuna salad–and so this looks fantastic to me! Thanks for the great recipe.

  3. I hate hot feet! Especially right before I go to bed! I will sometimes run my feet under cold water in the bathtub before I climb in bed.

    I do love coleslaw though! This looks great, not too heavy in mayo and love the idea of apples in it.

  4. Wow, I love this simple twist on regular cole slaw! Perfectly refreshing for summer!

  5. I’ve never tried a fruity coleslaw, sounds yummy for summer!

  6. I’ve never been huge on coleslaw, but THIS one looks amazing!! I feel you on being pregnant in the heat… ugh 🙁

  7. This sounds delicious and is perfect for the 4th of July! Just wanted to let you know that I’m hosting a Giveaway…hope you enter!

  8. Love the twist of using apples for the slaw. Will have to try this.

  9. The addition of the honey and apples sounds wonderful!

  10. I’ve made this numerous times, my family enjoys it. I’m not a fan of Miracle Whip, but it’s a must for this recipe. I suggest not substituting mayonnaise.

  11. We’ve made this twice in the last 4 days since my son and I devoured the first batch in a day. I did add some dried cranberries to the mix. Very good!!

  12. Just my kind of slaw!!

  13. Hee, hee…I’ll be 36 weeks tomorrow and totally get the “exacerbated fury of hotness”!! My hubs was a furnace in a prior life, so we are finally in thermal sync! This slaw looks awesome and I plan to bring it to a BBQ on Sunday. Good luck with the rest of your pregnancy 🙂

  14. Love apples – never seen them presented like this before – but your images are just sensational – yum!

  15. If you want to make this even better add dried cranberries, drained pineapple tidbits and slivered almonds. Let it sit in the fridge for a few hours so the cranberries plump up, YUM!

  16. I love the idea of adding apples to coleslaw! That sounds fantastic!

  17. I do something similar and add crushed pineapple and maybe miniature marshmallows. When the kids were little they would enjoy this