Wow your family and friends with this simple yet spectacular fruit salad featuring apples, cherries and toasted pecans.Yield: Makes 10 cups (15 servings of ⅔ cup each)
Difficulty Rating: Easy
Nutritional Highlights: Apple skin contains a considerable amount of the apple’s phytonutrients and fiber, so try not to peel apples before cooking or eating.Recipe Created By: Kim Galeaz
Recipe From: My Indiana Home
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Tips & Notes
Crisp, sweet apple varieties work best in salads – try Jonagold, Jonathan, Gala, Fuji, Honeycrisp or Braeburn. Toasting pecans enhances their natural flavors.
- To toast pecans, place chopped nuts in a single layer on a large-rimmed baking sheet. Place on middle rack in a 350 degree oven for 10 to 15 minutes, stirring once during cooking time.
- Meanwhile, in a large bowl toss chopped apples with lemon zest and juice. Stir in cherries, celery and red onion.
- Lightly mix in mayonnaise.
- If serving immediately, stir in toasted pecans. Otherwise, refrigerate and stir in pecans right before serving.
Nutrition Facts (per serving): Calories – 187, Fat – 13.2g, Dietary Fiber – 3.1g, Protein –1.3g, Vitamin C – 10%.
**Nutrition information is calculated using an online calorie calculator. Variations may exist. Values are based on a 2,000-calorie diet.