8 servings

To keep pears looking fresh once you've sliced them, dip slices in lemon water

(1/4 cup water plus 1 tablespoon lemon juice.)

How to Make It

Step 1

Place hazelnuts in an ungreased 15" x 10" x 1" jellyroll pan. Bake at 350° for 12 to 15 minutes or until skins begin to split. Transfer hot nuts to a colander, and cover with a kitchen towel. Rub nuts briskly with towel to remove skins; chop nuts.

Step 2

Combine salad greens, sliced pears, hazelnuts, and blue cheese in a large bowl; toss gently. Pour Raspberry Vinaigrette over salad just before serving; toss gently. Sprinkle with freshly ground pepper, if desired.

Christmas with Southern Living 1997

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