Pecan Dip & Goat Cheese Salad

CHILDREN’S RECIPE: Apple Slices with Creamy Goat Cheese & Pecan Dip

Ingredients:
2 McIntosh Apple
¼ cup Pecans
¼ cup Dried Cranberries
¼ cup Crumbled Goat Cheese
¼ cup Heavy Cream

Method of Preparation:
Wash & slice the apples

Mix the cream with the goat cheese until smooth, add the chopped pecans, once mixed place in a small bowl or dish for dipping.

Arrange the apples around the dip on a plate & sprinkle the cranberries over.

FAMILY RECIPE: Fall McIntosh Apple & Goat Cheese Salad

Ingredients:
2 McIntosh Apple
0.5 cup virgin olive oil
2 tbsp. Cider vinegar
1 ea Lemon for juice
1 shallot, finely diced
2 handfuls washed, mixed salad greens
½ cup Pecans
¼ cup Dried Cranberries
¼ cup Crumbled Goat Cheese
1 bunch chervil

Method of Preparation:
Sweat the shallots in 2 tsp. of olive oil for 1 minute without color. Add the diced peeled apple, reserving some of it for garnish. Add the Cider vinegar, bring to the boil and simmer for a couple of minutes. Remove from the heat, cool slightly. Place in a blender and puree on high speed, add a squeeze of lemon juice to taste. Turn down to low speed and add the olive oil slowly.

Plating the Salad:
Mix the washed greens with 2 tsp. of the applesauce, the pecans, the cranberries & apple slices. Place the salad bouquet in the center of the bowl, garnish with the crumbled Goat Cheese, apple slices and picked chervil.