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Apple Pecan Salad With Cranberry Vinaigrette

Apple Pecan Salad With Cranberry Vinaigrette created by Sharon123

A tasty salad good enough to serve for company or a holiday! Developed for RSC#10!

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  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Coat the pecans with the 2 tbls. maple syrup(or brown sugar mixture) and 1/8 teaspoons cinnamon.
  • Spread the pecans out on a baking sheet in a single layer. Bake for 5 to 8 minutes in the preheated oven, or until lightly toasted.
  • In a food processor, combine the cranberries, raisins, vinegar, onion, brown sugar, and mustard. Chop coarsely; remove from processor and place in a bowl.
  • Gradually whisk in olive oil, and season with salt and pepper.
  • Chop apple into bite size pieces, then mix with lemon/water mixture in a bowl to prevent browning. Keep apples in mixture until you toss ingredients into salad.
  • In a salad bowl, toss together the greens, apples, and enough of the cranberry mixture to coat.
  • Sprinkle with pecans, and serve.
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  1. ann c 50
    I modified the dressing somewhat, as mentioned before. I only left out the onions and raisins. I used frozen cranberries in the dressing, but tossed dried cranberries into the salad, along with the onions, apples and pecans. I wasn't thrilled with the process of cooking the pecans--first they were sticky and then they seemed a bit overdone. I'm not sure the salad is improved that much by that extra step--I may just toss plain pecans or walnuts in next time. I think the combination is really nice and I liked the cranberry based vinaigrette a bunch.
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  2. Mayas Mama
    this was really good. i served it at thanksgiving dinner, and everyone loved it. i don't have a food processor, so i choped every thing my self and blended it together with a whisk... but it all turned out grate. it really impressed the family
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  3. MA HIKER
    This was absolutely wonderful! My girls really liked it too. Nice mix of sweet & savory. I used baby spinach with my greens.
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  4. Sharon123
    Apple Pecan Salad With Cranberry Vinaigrette Created by Sharon123
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  5. LUv 2 BaKE
    I love the use of the cranberries, acting as base of the vinaigrette! Unfortuately I didn't have any fresh or frozen cranberries so had to use craisins, which didn't work all that well in the food processor. Still the dressing was delish. The sweet cinnamony pecans were an interesting but yummy twist to this salad. The cinnamon flavour was unexpected but enjoyed. The apples in the salad worked nicely with the slightly sweet dressing. Good luck in RSC #10!
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