Roasted Bacon-Wrapped Pear Salad with Vinaigrette

Roasted Bacon-Wrapped Pear Salad with Vinaigrette

Blogger Cheri Liefeld of Adventures in the Kitchen shares a favorite recipe Roasted Bacon-Wrapped Pear Salad. Warm up your dinner party with a new twist.

Prep Time

15

Minutes

Total Time

45

Minutes

Makes

6

servings

Maple-Cider Vinaigrette
1/4
cup apple cider vinegar
2
tablespoons maple-flavored or real maple syrup
1/4
teaspoon salt
Freshly ground black pepper
5
tablespoons olive oil
Salad
3
Bosc, Anjou or Red pears
3
oz chèvre (goat) cheese
6
slices bacon
1
tablespoon maple-flavored or real maple syrup
1/2
teaspoon pepper
8
cups mixed salads greens
1/2
cup pecans, toasted, chopped
  1. Heat oven to 425°F. Place rack on cookie sheet.
  2. In small bowl, beat vinaigrette ingredients with whisk until well blended; set aside.
  3. Cut pears in half; remove core. Stuff each pear half with heaping tablespoon cheese. Wrap 1 bacon slice around each pear half. Brush pears with 1 tablespoon maple syrup; sprinkle with pepper. Place on rack on cookie sheet.
  4. Bake 30 to 40 minutes or until bacon is cooked.
  5. On each salad plate, place 1 1/3 cups of salad greens. Drizzle each with vinaigrette; sprinkle with pecans. Place 1 pear half on top of each.
Makes 6 servings
Make the Most of This Recipe With Tips From The Betty Crocker® Kitchens
Dressing can be made the night before. Store for up to 4 days in the refrigerator.
Sprinkle lemon juice on the pears to keep them from turning brown.

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Serving)
        Exchanges: Free*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.