Candied Bacon and Pecan Salad

Summer Sweet and Salty 

Ingredients:

  • 8 Slices of GODSHALL’S Real Wood Smoked Turkey or Chicken Bacon
  • 1 1/2 Cups Pecan Halves
  • 3 Tablespoons Salted Butter
  • 3 Heaping Tablespoons Brown Sugar
  • 1/2 Tsp. Chili Powder
  • 1 Tsp Ground Cinnamon
  • 1 Large Head Romaine Lettuce
  • 2 Granny Smith Tart Apples Cored and Sliced
  • 1/2 Cup Blue Cheese or Gorgonzola Crumbles

Instructions:

  1. Cut bacon into slivers 1/2 inch wide and place in large skillet over medium-high heat.
  2. Remove when just beginning to brown. Reduce skillet to medium heat
  3. Without removing brown bits from skillet, melt butter.
  4. Add brown sugar, chili and cinnamon, stir.
  5. When bubbles appear, immediately stir in pecans and bacon pieces. Stir to ensure sugar/butter/spice mixture covers all sides of all bacon and pecans. Remove and place, spread out, on parchment paper to cool and drain.
  6. Layer washed Romaine leaves in serving bowl or bowls, top with apple slices, bacon, pecans and cheese crumbles.
  7. If you need any dressing at all, a light vinaigrette can be used sparingly.
  8. ENJOY!