Creamy Waldorf-Astoria Salad

This is a tasty classic. Waldorf-Astoria salad combined apples, cream cheese, celery, pineapple and nuts into a creamy sauce.  This is even better during the fall when the apples are fresh from their harvest.
waldorf salad

Creamy Waldorf-Astoria Salad

waldorf salad

Creamy Waldorf-Astoria Salad

Make the well-known Creamy Waldorf-Astoria Salad. 
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Course: Salad
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Creamy Waldorf-Astoria Salad
Servings: 8
Calories: 121kcal


  • 3 ounces cream cheese softened
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon orange or pineapple juice
  • 3 unpeeled apples, cubed
  • 8 ounces pineapple tidbits drained
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped celery
  • 2 tablespoons chopped pecans
  • 2 tablespoons golden raisins
  • leaf lettuce for garnish


  • Combine cream cheese, sugar and juice in small bowl; stir well and set aside. Combine remaining ingredients except lettuce in medium bowl. Add cream cheese mixture to apple mixture; toss gently. Cover and chill several hours. Toss again. Serve in lettuce-lined bowl.


Calories: 121kcal | Carbohydrates: 18g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 11mg | Sodium: 37mg | Potassium: 166mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 14g | Vitamin A: 205IU | Vitamin C: 5.9mg | Calcium: 23mg | Iron: 0.3mg
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About Stephanie Manley

I recreate your favorite restaurant recipes, so you can prepare these dishes at home. I help you cook dinner, and serve up dishes you know your family will love. You can find most of the ingredients for all of the recipes in your local grocery store.

Stephanie is the author of's Dining Out in the Home, and's Dining Out in the Home 2.

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  1. Paula

    Sounds fantastic. Thanks for making one that does NOT have mayo. Do not care for it. Will be doing this tonight.

  2. Mary

    WOW, thank you Stephanie,this sounds wonderful, i would think so much better then Mayo and love all the added additions.
    Have signed up to get more of your posts, thank you and have a blessed weekend 🙂

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