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Pear Salad with Raspberry Cream

Yield Makes 4 servings
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Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup sour cream
  • 1/4 cup raspberry preserves
  • 3 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 1/8 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 4 firm, ripe pears
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 head Bibb lettuce, torn
  • 1 small head romaine lettuce, torn
  • 1/2 cup freshly shredded Parmesan cheese
  • 6 bacon slices, cooked and crumbled
  • 1/2 cup fresh raspberries

How to Make It

  1. Whisk together first 4 ingredients. Set dressing aside.

  2. Peel pears, if desired; quarter pears. Brush with lemon juice.

  3. Arrange lettuce on 4 plates. Arrange pear quarters over lettuce. Drizzle with dressing; sprinkle with cheese, bacon, and raspberries.