Saturday, April 9, 2011

Candied Pecan Salad

Baby Spinach
strawberries, diced or craisins
pears, diced
feta cheese, crumbled
1/2 cup slightly chopped pecans
1/4 cup sugar
poppy seed dressing

Combine pecans and sugar in medium skillet over medium heat. Stir constantly with a wooden spoon (so it doesn't melt!). After a few minutes, the sugar will liquify. Pay close attention. At this point stir to cover walnuts with the sugar coating. The syrup will begin to darken and will coat the nuts. When they reach a golden brown color, remove from heat and continue to stir for a couple minutes as they cool a bit. Spread candied nuts onto a piece of parchment or wax paper or a cookie sheet. Cool completely.

Combine all ingredients together and enjoy!

1 comment:

Sharon said...

beware, I seriously burned my hand with sugar while "candying" the pecans. But they were delicious!