Apple Pecan Salad

Apples and pecans baked in brown sugar make a sweet addition to this green salad recipe.

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Makes:
6 servings
Bake:
15 mins 425°F
Start to Finish:
25 mins
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Apple Pecan Salad

Ingredients
 
Nonstick cooking spray
3
tablespoons packed brown sugar
3
tablespoons finely chopped pecans
3
small sweet apples, halved and cored
1
tablespoon butter, melted
1/3
cup canola oil
1/4
cup apple cider
1/4
cup cider vinegar
1
tablespoon honey
1/4
teaspoon salt
1/4
teaspoon ground black pepper
6
cups mesclun mix or torn mixed greens
1/4
cup coarsely chopped pecans, toasted (optional)

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 425 F. Line baking sheet with foil; lightly coat with cooking spray. In bowl combine brown sugar and finely chopped pecans. Place apple halves, cut sides up, on baking sheet. Brush tops of apples with butter; sprinkle with brown sugar mixture. Bake 15 minutes or until just tender when pierced with a fork.
  2. Meanwhile, in a screw-top jar combine oil, cider, vinegar, honey, salt, and pepper. Cover; shake well.
  3. Arrange greens on serving platter; top with apple halves. Spoon melted sugar and pecans from baking sheet atop salad. Shake dressing; drizzle desired amount on salad. Sprinkle with coarsely chopped pecans. Pass remaining dressing. Makes 6 servings.

Nutrition Facts

(Apple Pecan Salad)
    Per serving:
  • 380 kcal cal.,
  • 30 g fat
  • (4 g sat. fat,
  • 8 g polyunsaturated fat,
  • 16 g monounsatured fat),
  • 8 mg chol.,
  • 328 mg sodium,
  • 28 g carb.,
  • 4 g fiber,
  • 22 g sugar,
  • 4 g pro.
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
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