The other day we had some friends over for dinner, they brought the salad. It as simple yet delicious…blend of greens, blue cheese sprinkles, a pear (little under ripe so it had a good crunch) , and candied pecans with poppy seed dressing. Only 4 things, yet a nice change from your standard iceberg lettuce with ranch. Our friends said they had this salad at an up scale restaurant they went to …which was rather pricey, so the recreated it at home. They now enjoy it at a fraction of the cost.
Since then we have made this salad several times and really enjoy it, I thought I would show you how to make your own glazed nuts. It only takes a minute and you can make them for a fraction of what they cost in the store.
On your stove top combine 2 tablespoons butter, and 1/4 cup sugar. Start to melt over medium heat.
Once butter has melted, and sugar has started to dissolve add 1 tablespoon water
Add 1 cup of chopped pecans ( or any nut you want). Stir so they are well coated with sugar glaze.
Continue to stir till for 3-5 minutes still sugar turns into more of a caramel glaze
Take off heat but continue to stir in pan as it cools.
Once the nuts have cooled ( only takes a minute or two) spread on a piece of wax paper. Enjoy them as a snack, salad topping, or on ice-cream! Enjoy!