Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 20 mins

Sweet pears and rich blue cheese combine together for an elegant salad. Topped with balsamic vinegar dressing this is bound to get rave reviews alongside any meal or on its own! Another great recipe from Taste of home.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Place pears, cut side down, in a baking dish. Brush with 2 tsp lemon juice. Add water and remaining lemon juice to pan.
  2. Bake uncovered at 350 for 15-20 minutes or until pears are tender. Drain and cool to room temperature.
  3. In a small bowl whisk the oil, vinegar salt and pepper. In another bowl combine the , blue cheese, walnuts and onions along with thee dried cranberries.
  4. Just before serving, divide lettuce among plates; place sliced pears and remainder of ingredients on top and drizzle with balsamic dressing. Enjoy!
Most Helpful

It was so yum! My SIL asked for the recipe and she owns a cafe!

r_pupillo January 03, 2009

This was great! It had all the right flavors and they went together very great!! I omitted baking the pears because I didn't have much time to prepare the salad, but I imagine it would be great as well. The only addition I made was adding a little dijoin mustard to the dressing because the olive oil I used was to overpowering. Thanks for posting this recipe Chef Decadent1!!

Chef Mean Green January 06, 2008

Oh, my!!!! Your taste buds will get a real treat with this salad. I love love love it! Added some rotisserie chicken and didn't bake the pears, just cubed. Wonderful flavors and the balsamic dressing enhances the sweetness of the fruits and blue cheese. Not a crumb was left!

Caroline Cooks August 11, 2007