Roasted Bacon-Wrapped Pear Salad with Vinaigrette

  • Prep Time 15 min
  • Total Time 45 min
  • Servings 6

Ingredients

Ingredients

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

Directions

Directions

  • 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.

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Tips

Expert Tips

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

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
417.4
% Daily Value
Total Fat
31.9g
49%
Saturated Fat
8.0g
40%
Cholesterol
25.7mg
9%
Sodium
370.4mg
15%
Total Carbohydrate
25.8g
9%
Dietary Fiber
4.6g
18%
Sugars
16.9g
Protein
8.2g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin C
14.90%
15%
Calcium
6.80%
7%
Iron
7.60%
8%
Exchanges:
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.