Recipe: Apple pie salad

Published: Wednesday, Sep. 21, 2011 - 12:00 am
Last Modified: Wednesday, Sep. 21, 2011 - 12:14 am

Apple pie salad

Prep time: 30 minutes

Cook time: 30 minutes for the streusel

Serves 4

This salad features a brown butter vinaigrette and a pumpkin seed streusel. Adapted from a recipe from Ginger's Kitchen, a blog at



1/4 cup all-purpose flour

1/4 cup raw pumpkin seeds

1/3 cup rolled oats

1 heaping tablespoon brown sugar

1/2 teaspoon kosher salt

3 tablespoons cold unsalted butter, cut into small pieces


4 tablespoons unsalted butter

1 small shallot, minced

Juice of half a lemon (about 2 tablespoons)

Few pinches finely chopped fresh marjoram or fresh thyme

Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste


1 head red leaf lettuce, washed and torn into bite- size pieces

1 sweet-tart apple, cored and sliced thin

2 ounces fresh chevre


For the pumpkin seed streusel: Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Combine the flour, pumpkin seeds, oats, brown sugar, salt and 3 tablespoons of butter (cut into small pieces) in a small bowl. Use your fingers to blend the ingredients, until you're left with large streusel-y crumbles.

Spread the streusel on a parchment paper-lined baking sheet and bake for 20-30 minutes, or until lightly browned and crisp. Cool slightly.

Make the brown butter vinaigrette: Melt the remaining 4 tablespoons of butter in a small pan over medium-low heat. Watch the butter carefully – when the foaming has subsided and the butter has started to brown, add the minced shallot and soften for one minute. Remove from heat, and transfer to a small bowl. Whisk in the lemon juice, a sprinkling of fresh marjoram or thyme, and season to taste with salt and pepper.

To assemble the salad: Toss the lettuce, sliced apple and chevre with a few tablespoons of the brown butter vinaigrette. Add dressing as needed until leaves are nicely coated. Sprinkle liberally with the pumpkin seed streusel.

Per serving: 394 cal.; 9 g pro.; 26 g carb.; 29 g fat (16 sat., 7 monounsat., 2 polyunsat., 4 other); 60 mg chol.; 318 mg sod.; 3 g fiber; 9 g sugar; 65 percent calories from fat

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