Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Apple Gorgonzola Salad with Spiced Pecans

Apple Gorgonzola Salad with Spiced Pecans

By Christina Myers

4-6 cups lettuce or greens
1-2 apples sliced into wedges
1/2 cup craisins
1/2 cup gorgonzola crumbles
1/2 cup spiced pecans*
Raspberry vinegarette to taste

Toss ingredients together and enjoy!

*Spiced Pecans:
1 egg white, lightly beaten
1 tablespoon water
3 cups pecan halves
1/2 cup white sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg

    1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).  Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil.
    2. In a small bowl beat the egg white with the water.  Stir in the pecans, mixing until well moistened.
    3. In a small bowl, mix together sugar, salt, cinnamon, cloves and nutmeg.  Sprinkle over the moistened nuts.  Spread nuts on prepared pan.
    4. Bake in preheated oven for 30 minutes, stirring once or twice.  Be careful not to overcook and burn the nuts.Makes 6 servings

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