Blue Cheese and Pear Salad

"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."
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  • Place pears, cut side down, in a baking dish. Brush with 2 tsp lemon juice. Add water and remaining lemon juice to pan.
  • Bake uncovered at 350 for 15-20 minutes or until pears are tender. Drain and cool to room temperature.
  • 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.
  • Just before serving, divide lettuce among plates; place sliced pears and remainder of ingredients on top and drizzle with balsamic dressing. Enjoy!

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  1. marthaciupa
    This recipe was a disgrace. Mistakes in the writing and the measurements did not add up. Too much of one thing, not enough of others. Not nearly enough dressing for two salads let alone 4. Think someone needs to test these out before printing. A very disappointing start to our Valentine's Day dinner.
  2. r_pupillo
    It was so yum! My SIL asked for the recipe and she owns a cafe!
  3. Chef Mean Green
    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!!
  4. Caroline Cooks
    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!


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