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Orchard Apple and Pear Salad Recipe

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This recipe for Orchard Apple and Pear Salad, by , is from DARRINGTON DISHES, one of the cookbooks created at FamilyCookbookProject.com. We help families or individuals create heirloom cookbook treasures.

Becky Rogers
Added: Monday, October 22, 2007


2 tablespoons butter
3/4 cup canola oil
1 cup sliced almonds
1/3 cup rice vinegar
1-1 1/2 tablespoons sugar
1/4 cup sugar
1 teaspoon dried mustard
2 heads lettuce
1 teaspoon sea salt
2 red apples
1 teaspoon grated onion
2 pears
2 teaspoons poppy seeds
1 cup craisins

garnish with green onion

Combine the dressing ingredients. Stir vigorously with a fork to blend sugar. (You can also shake ingredients in a jar.)

For the sugared almonds, melt butter in a pan over medium heat. Add almonds and stir until well coated. Sprinkle sugar over the almonds and stir until the sugar is mixed in. Remove from heat and empty almonds onto a baking sheet. Broil until almonds are lightly toasted. Let cool.

Prepare the salad, add the dressing and sprinkle with the sugared almonds. Now eat and enjoy!

Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
You can adjust the amounts on the salad according to your personal taste. We go heavy on the craisins and almonds. You can even add a sprinkle of feta cheese if you are feeling fancy.




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