Ripe pears and blue cheese are a delightful combination atop fresh lettuce leaves in our Bibb Salad with Peppered Pears and Candied Walnuts.

Julia Dowling Rutland
Recipe by Coastal Living November 2013

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Credit: Laurie Black; Styling: Chelsea Fuss

Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
10 mins
cool:
15 mins
total:
40 mins
Yield:
Makes 6 to 8 servings
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Melt 3 tablespoons butter in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add pear slices to pan, and sprinkle with pepper. Cook 4 minutes or until golden brown. Set aside.

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  • Melt remaining 2 tablespoons butter in same skillet over medium heat. Stir in walnuts, sugar, and 1 tablespoon water. Cook, stirring constantly, 2 minutes or until sugar melts and coats walnuts. Spoon onto wax paper, and let cool about 15 minutes.

  • Arrange lettuce and reserved pears on a serving platter. Sprinkle with walnuts and blue cheese. Serve with Pear Vinaigrette.

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