Thursday, January 6, 2011

Roasted Pear Salad

In my New Year's Eve post, I showed this Roasted Pear Salad which I have made for several dinner parties this fall.  I thought you might enjoy the recipe.  It's a pretty salad, as you can see and is especially nice for fall or winter.

Roasted Pear Salad (serves 8)
Pears:
3 bunches of fresh thyme sprigs
4 ripe but firm Bartlett pears, halved, cored and sliced only
3/4 of the way up to the neck of the pear
1/4 c. honey
Preheat oven to 400 degrees.  Spread thyme on a rimmed cookie sheet.  Place pears on top and press lightly to fan the strips.  Drizzle with honey and bake 15 minutes.  Let stand 30 minutes to 3 hours.  Serve at room temperature over the greens.

Salad:
Butter lettuce or romaine
arugula
toasted almond slices
dried cranberries

Dressing:
3 T. cider or apple juice
2 T. cider vinegar
1/3 c. vegetable oil
1 medium shallot, finely chopped
2 t. fresh thyme leaves

Toss greens with nuts and cranberries.  Place pear carefully on top and add dressing.  Add a slice of Saga Bleu cheese if you like.  I do!  It's delish! You can also toss the greens with the dressing before adding the pear. 

I'll be posting this on Gollum by Design's Foodie Friday blog party.  If you haven't visited this, give it a try for some great recipe ideas.


4 comments:

  1. That really looks pretty and easy too. A nice change from a regular green salad.

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  2. That looks delicious...very pretty photography!

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  4. Linda I served this to my girlfriends along with soup for lunch and everyone wanted the recipe. Not only did it taste good, but it was beautiful.

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