pecan pieces, or substitute walnut pieces
diced pears such as red Bartlett or Anjou, ripe but still crisp
crisp apple, like Granny Smith or Fuji, diced
1 1/2 cups
celery, sliced on a diagonal
dried cranberries, or dried cherries
Apple Cider Dressing, instructions below
For Apple Cider Dressing:
- Blend 1 1/2 tablespoons of maple butter (at room temperature) with 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon, and then stir in 1/4 cup apple cider. If it doesn't blend well, microwave on high briefly, and then stir.
- To toast nuts, add to small nonstick frying pan and cook, stirring often, over medium heat until lightly brown and fragrant. Set aside to cool.
- Add diced pears and apples, sliced celery, and dried cranberries to serving bowl. Add apple cider dressing; toss gently. Sprinkle toasted nuts over the top and serve.
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