I very delicious salad with the sweetness of maple. I included how to make maple pecans, but I normally cheat and buy the maple praline pecans at my grocery most of the time. Just easier and quicker to put together.
Arrange washed salad greens on serving platter . Top with onion and pear slices. Crumble cheddar cheese over salad and sprinkle with nuts over top. Drizzle with salad dressing.
To make Pecans: Melt butter in frying pan and add pepper and maple sugar. Toss pecans in butter mixture until coated well. Spread nuts out evenly on flat baking sheet and roast at 350F for 15 minutes, or until lightly toasted, stirring every 5 minutes. Remove from oven and cool on wire rack.
To make Maple Dijon Dressing: Combine all ingredients. SHAKE WELL. Store in refrigerator , shake before serving.