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Candied Pecan Frisée Salad
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Candied Pecan Frisée Salad

This pecan frisée salad is topped with apples, candied pecans and a sweet brown butter dressing for the perfect fall-flavored salad.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: lunch
Cuisine: salad
Servings: 2
Author: Erin


for the pecans:

  • 1 cup raw pecans
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 2 tablespoon cane sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt

for the salad:

  • 4-6 cups frisée
  • 1/4 cup goat cheese
  • 1 apple thinly sliced
  • 1/4 cup butter*


  • For the pecans: Preheat oven to 225°. Place pecans on a parchment-lined baking sheet and roast for 5 minutes. Then, place pecans in a ziploc bag and add the syrup, sugar and salt. Seal the bag, then shake until pecans are coated. Pour pecans out onto a parchment-lined baking sheet and roast pecans for 20 minutes. Allow pecans to cool before adding to the salad.
  • For the dressing: melt butter in a saucepan over medium heat, stirring frequently until butter is slightly brown. Pour butter into a bowl and set aside, allowing it to cool.
  • To assemble: place lettuce in a bowl and top it with the apple, goat cheese, candied pecans, and then drizzle a SMALL amount of brown butter over top. A little bit goes a long way!
  • Enjoy!


*You're probably going to have leftover butter and that's ok! Use it on this brussels sprouts salad or whatever you want.