6 pounds firm, flavorful eating apples
1/2 cup lemon juice
2 pounds celery, diced
6 heads lettuce
2 cups fruit salad dressing
2 cups whipping cream
2 cups nuts, chopped
Wash but do not peel apples. Dice in 1/2-inch pieces and marinate in lemon juice. Cut celery in 1/3 inch pieces.
Whip cream and fold into dressing. Mix apples and celery with half the dressing mix just before serving. Place dipper of salad on lettuce leaf and garnish with teaspoon of dressing. Sprinkle chopped nuts over top of each salad.
Yields 50 portions (about 1/3 cup per serving).