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Arcadian Harvest® Classic with Roasted Pears, Bleu Cheese and Candied Pecans

Prep Time
15 minutes
Total Time
55 minutes
Skill Level


  • 1 pound Mann’s Arcadian Harvest® Classic
  • 8 pears, firm/ripe, peeled, cored & cut lengthwise into 8 wedges
  • 1 ½ tablespoons  olive oil, extra-virgin
  • 2 cups bleu cheese crumbles
  • 2 cups candied pecans (recipe below)


  • 1 tablespoon finely minced shallot
  • 2 ½ tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • ½ teaspoon honey
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ⅛ teaspoon black pepper
  • ⅓ cup olive oil, extra virgin

Candied Pecans

  • vegetable oil spray, nonstick
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • ¾ cup pecan halves
  • Pinch cream of tartar

The Method

Put oven rack in middle position and preheat oven to 425°F.

Toss pears with oil and spread in single layer in a 17” x 12” shallow baking pan, then season with salt and pepper. Roast pears, stirring and turning over twice until pears are tender and beginning to brown, 20-30 minutes. Cool about 15 minutes.

While pears are roasting and cooling, place 1 pound Arcadian Harvest Salad Blend into a large bowl.

Whisk together shallot, vinegar, honey, salt and pepper, then add oil in a slow stream, whisking until emulsified.

Just before serving, add roasted pears, candied pecans, bleu cheese and dressing to greens and toss to combine well.

For the Candied Pecans: 
Line baking sheet with foil; spray with nonstick spray. Combine sugar, 2 Tbsp water, and cream of tartar in heavy small saucepan. Stir over medium-low heat until sugar dissolves. Increase heat; boil without stirring until syrup is deep amber color, occasionally brushing down sides of pan with pastry brush dipped in water and swirling pan, about 7 minutes.

Remove from heat and immediately stir in pecans. Quickly pour mixture out onto prepared baking sheet. Working quickly and using 2 forks, separate pecans into individual halves. Cool completely. Break candied pecans apart, leaving each pecan half intact with some candied caramel attached.

Can be made 1 week ahead and stored airtight at room temperature.

Serves 12

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size: 201g l Servings: 12
Amount Per Serving
Calories 280 | Total Fat 16g (sat fat 4.5g trans 0g) l Cholesterol 15mg l Sodium 260mg l Total Carbohydrate 30g | Dietary Fiber 4g l Sugars 22g l Protein 6g l Vitamin D 0% l Calcium 10% l Iron 6% | Potassium 4%

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