Ingredients

How to make it

  • Preheat oven to 350°.
  • Toast pecans on a baking sheet in oven until golden, about 10 minutes.
  • Combine sugar, oil, salt, and spices in a small bowl while nuts toast. Toss hot pecans with sugar mixture until well coated. Return nuts to baking sheet and roast 8–10 more minutes, or until coating is dry. Do not over bake.
  • Saute bacon for the dressing in a medium skillet over medium-high heat until crisp. Spoon off excess fat; leave bacon in skillet.
  • Add the shallots to the skillet; saute until softened, about 3 minutes.
  • Stir in the mustard and cinnamon; cook another minute.
  • Whisk in the apple juice concentrate, oil, and vinegar. Season with salt and pepper. Keep dressing warm over low heat until ready to toss the salad.
  • Toss the greens, fennel, pear, blue cheese, and spiced pecans with some of the warm dressing (you may not use all the dressing). Serve salad immediately.

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    " It was excellent "
    mjcmcook ate it and said...
    Hello...
    You have managed to put together so many of my favorite ingredients into this marvelous salad!!!
    Thank-you so much for sharing....A"5"....!
    ....mjcmcook....

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  • pudgy47 6 years ago
    Must give this one a try!!!!!!!! Thanks
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    " It was excellent "
    chefmeow ate it and said...
    This sounds fantastic. My kind of recipe. You have my 5.
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    " It was excellent "
    jenniferbyrdez ate it and said...
    Yes indeed. Thanks Raven.
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    " It was excellent "
    jett2whit ate it and said...
    yum! Salads are always on the menu during summer. This does sound worth it! Thanks for sharing.
    Jett
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    " It was excellent "
    bluewaterandsand ate it and said...
    This will indeed be worth it. Sounds Terrific!
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  • cabincrazyone 6 years ago
    This combo of flavors sounds wonderful! Thanks for the great post.
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  • krumkake 6 years ago
    Deliciouis - love these "hearty" salads in the summertime...so good with the homemade dressings. Thanks you!
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