My Great Aunt Rose didn’t live far from the Waldorf Astoria in New York, the namesake of this recipe. She wrote her recipes in all capital letters. Growing up, I loved this sweet and crunchy salad, which came with the ingredient, “A WINE GLASS OF ‘REAL LEMON JUICE,’ ’’ which meant she used the ready-made product, measuring in a tiny sherry glass that sat on a kitchen shelf.
|2||large sweet apples (such as Fuji) cut into 1/2-inch dice|
|3||stalks celery, cut into 1/2-inch dice|
|Juice of 1 small lemon|
|20||seedless red or green grapes, quartered|
|1/2||cup walnuts, coarsely chopped|
|Pinch of salt|
|1||tablespoon sour cream|
1. In a large bowl, combine the apples and celery. Sprinkle with lemon juice and toss well. Add the grapes, walnuts, sugar, and salt. Mix again.
2. In a small bowl, stir together the sour cream and mayonnaise until blended. Add to the fruit mixture and stir until well coated. Cover and chill for up to 2 hours.
Debra Samuels. Adapted from Rose Burnofsky