Spiced Honey Fruit Salad with Pecans

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 45 min (includes cooling and standing times)
  • Active: 15 min
  • Yield: 4 to 6 servings
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Spicy Roasted Pecans:

Nonstick cooking spray, for the parchment

2 tablespoons brown sugar 

1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon 

1/2 teaspoon kosher salt 

1/4 teaspoon cayenne 

1/4 teaspoon ground ginger 

1 large egg white 

1 cup pecans 

Fruit Salad:

1 habanero pepper

1/4 cup honey 

1/4 cup orange juice 

1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon 

2 cups cubed cantaloupe 

1 1/2 cups grapes 

3 kiwis, peeled and cut into 1-inch pieces 

1 apple, cut into 1-inch pieces 


  1. For the spicy roasted pecans: Preheat the oven to 300 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment and coat with cooking spray.
  2. In a small bowl, combine the sugar, cinnamon, salt, cayenne, ginger and egg white. Whisk until foamy. Fold in the pecans until fully incorporated.
  3. Transfer the pecans to the prepared baking sheet in an even layer. Bake until fragrant, about 20 minutes. Let cool.
  4. For the fruit salad: Cut a slit into the habanero. Combine the honey and orange juice in a small saucepot and add the habanero and cinnamon. Heat until just simmering, about 40 seconds. Let stand for 10 minutes, then remove the habanero.
  5. To serve: Toss the cantaloupe, grapes, kiwis and apples with the honey syrup, then coarsely crumble the pecans on top.