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Cracked Wheat Fruit Salad

Yield 8 to 10 servings

Ingredients

  • 3 cups apple cider
  • 1 1/2 cups bulghur wheat
  • 2 small apples, cut into 1-inch chunks
  • 2 oranges, sectioned
  • 1 (8-ounce) package pitted dates, sliced
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 teaspoons grated orange rind
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans

How to Make It

  1. Bring cider to a boil in a medium saucepan; stir in bulghur wheat. Cover, remove from heat, and let stand 2 hours. Pour mixture through a wire-mesh strainer, pressing with back of spoon; discard cider. Transfer bulghur wheat to a bowl. Stir in apple chunks, orange sections, and dates.

  2. Whisk oil and next 3 ingredients until blended; pour over salad, and toss gently. Chill.

  3. Bake pecans in a shallow pan at 350°, stirring occasionally, 5 to 10 minutes or until toasted; cool. Stir into salad, and serve immediately.