Holiday Apple Salad

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A simple Holiday Apple Salad for the whole family!

Recipe Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup Brown Sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon Cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon Kosher Salt
  • 2 tablespoons Water
  • 1 cup Pecans
  • 6 cups Mixed Greens
  • 2 large Apples, sliced
  • 1/2 cup Blue Cheese Crumbles
  • 1/2 cup Cranberries, Dried
  • 2 tablespoons Apple Cider Vinegar
  • 1/2 large Shallot, finely chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon Dijon Mustard
  • 1/3 cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil


1. Candy pecans: In a skillet over medium heat, combine brown sugar, cinnamon, salt, and water. Stir, letting sugar dissolve, then add pecans and toss until totally coated. Let simmer 5 minutes until sticky, then remove from heat and let cool on a parchment-lined baking sheet in a single layer. (Pecans you don't use for the salad can be stored in an airtight container up to 1 week.)


2. Assemble salad: In a large bowl, combine greens, apples, candied pecans, blue cheese, and dried cranberries. Refrigerate until ready to dress and serve.


3. Make dressing: In a bowl or glass jar, whisk together apple cider vinegar, shallot, dijon, and olive oil. Season with salt and pepper.


4. Drizzle salad with dressing and toss to combine. Serve immediately.

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Krista Numbers

Krista is the founder of Simplify Supper. She is passionate about making family dinner a priority and strives to provide simple solutions to make it happen.

Feb 02, 2014
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