Field Greens With Roasted Bacon-Wrapped Pears


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Makes 4 servings

Recipe from

Southern Living

Recipe Time

Prep: 15 Minutes
Bake: 10 Minutes


12 ready-to-serve bacon slices
3 large pears, peeled and quartered
6 cups mixed salad greens
2/3 cup pecans, toasted
2/3 cup shaved Parmesan cheese
Apple-Ginger Vinaigrette


Wrap one slice of bacon around each pear quarter, and secure with a wooden pick. Place pear quarters on a wire rack in a 15- x 10-inch jelly-roll pan.

Bake pears at 350° for 10 minutes.

Arrange salad greens on 4 serving plates, and sprinkle evenly with pecans and Parmesan cheese. Place 3 pear quarters on each salad, and serve with Apple-Ginger Vinaigrette.

Note: For testing purposes only, we used Oscar Mayer Ready to Serve Bacon.


Martha Jordan Newberry, Palm Bay, Florida,

October 2005
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