Nutrients per serving

  • Calories  196
  • Protein  1 g
  • Carbohydrates  30 g
  • Fat  8 g
  • Cholesterol  0 mg
  • Sodium  37 mg
  • Potassium  105 mg
  • Phosphorus  47 mg
  • Calcium  13 mg
  • Fiber  1.3 g

Caramel Apple Salad

You'll want to grab a spoon and dig into this Caramel Apple Salad. It's sweet and crunchy and best of all, it's totally kidney-friendly!

Diet types:

  • CKD non-dialysis
  • Dialysis
  • Diabetes

Recipe submitted by DaVita renal dietitian Darlene from Michigan.

Portions: 10     Serving size: 1/2 cup


  • 3 cups Granny Smith apples
  • 8 ounces canned crushed pineapple, packed in juice
  • 8 ounces whipped topping
  • 1/2 cup butterscotch dessert topping
  • 1/3 cup unsalted peanuts
  • 1/4 cup butterscotch baking chips


  1. Wash and core apples, but do not peel. Cut apples into approximately 1" cubes. Thaw whipped topping.
  2. Mix crushed pineapple (including juice) with diced apples.
  3. In a separate large bowl, combine thawed non-dairy topping with butterscotch flavored dessert topping until evenly distributed.
  4. Stir apple/pineapple mixture into the non-dairy topping mixture.
  5. Add butterscotch chips and unsalted peanuts to mixture.
  6. Stir and serve.

Renal and renal diabetic food choices

  • 1 fruit, low potassium
  • 1 fat
  • 1 high calorie

Carbohydrate choices


Helpful hints

  •  Approximately 2 medium apples yielsd 3 cups.
  • Make ahead and refrigerate but leave out the peanuts until ready to serve.
  • Peanuts are optional. If included, be sure to use unsalted peanuts; salted peanuts will affect the consistency of the salad. The 1/3 cup of peanuts contributes 32 mg potassium and 17 mg phosphorus per serving.

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Caramel Apple Salad

tweawta says:


Look Wonderful meal! I will do serve to my mom.

Oct. 15, 2014, 9:45 AM - Inappropriate review?

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tommygrrl723 says:


Yummy! This is absolutely delicious! I will definitely be making this again! :)

Aug. 11, 2014, 8:07 PM - Inappropriate review?

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gwatkins27 says:


It sounds like there's a lot of sugar, and I was told to avoid peanuts (all nuts, in fact). Butterscotch chips and unsalted peanuts are OK then? And the non-fat whipped topping has hydrogenated oils that I've also been told to avoid. Thoughts? Dietitian comment: Look at the total amount of potassium and phosphorus in a serving of the recipe[INVALID]that's what matters more than specific ingredients. You could try real whipped cream.

Aug. 06, 2014, 2:38 PM - Inappropriate review?

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LilacCandy says:


Can someone tell me how to make my own carmel sauce?

Nov. 26, 2012, 7:20 AM - Inappropriate review?

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Harriet says:


Yummy! This will be a perfect Halloween Treat for me.

Oct. 21, 2012, 10:37 AM - Inappropriate review?

Caramel Apple Salad

god's child says:


Patricia - how did making your own carmel sauce work out? It sounds good.

Nov. 17, 2010, 2:23 AM - Inappropriate review?

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I made this for an office luncheon and doubled the recipe. Everyone loved it.

Apr. 01, 2010, 3:33 PM - Inappropriate review?

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henipeni says:


I made this for lunch. It was good, but sorta sweet. Next time, I will make it with bworn sugar and butter in the frypan,drain the pineapple and add the juce to the fry pan and let is cook down a bit (make my own butterscotch sauce), add the apples and the drained pineapple. I think the sugar count will be lower and the sweetness will not be overpowering. BTW, use the crushed pineapple packed in pineapple unsweetened juice.

Mar. 26, 2010, 11:36 AM - Inappropriate review?

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