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Roasted Pear Salad

Roasted Pear Salad

  • Yield: 6 servings


  • 1/3 cup(s) brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup(s) chopped pecans
  • 4 ounce(s) blue cheese
  • 1/4 cup(s) dried cherries
  • 3 whole(s) firm pears
  • 2 tablespoon(s) fresh lemon
  • 8 ounce(s) butter lettuce
  • 1 cup(s) divided Marzetti Light Balsamic Vinaigrette dressing
  • Marzetti Chunky Blue Cheese Dressing to taste


Preheat oven to 375 degrees

DRESSING: Mix 3/4 cup Marzetti Light Balsamic Vinaigrette Dressing and sugar in a sauce pan. Cook over low heat just until the sugar has dissolved. Set aside.

STUFFING: Place pecans in a skillet; toast over medium heat (watch carefully they burn easily). Set aside. Mix cherries with toasted pecans and blue cheese. Set aside.

PEARS: Slice pears in half lengthwise, remove cores from pears to create a hole for filling. Place pears--hole side up--in a baking dish and sprinkle with lemon juice. Spoon filling into center of pears. Sprinkle Marzetti Light Balsamic Vinaigrette Dressing mixture over pears. Bake uncovered until tender (about 30 minutes) basting 3 or 4 times during baking time. To assemble; clean and tear lettuce in bite size pieces and toss with remaining 1/4 cups of Marzetti Light Balsamic Vinaigrette Dressing. Arrange lettuce on salad plates; place a pear in center of each plate, spoon pan drippings over top of each pear. Drizzle desired amount of Marzetti Chunky Blue Cheese Dressing over each salad.

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