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Poached Pears with Mixed Greens

 

Poached Pears with Mixed Greens

Prep Time: 30 Mins Total Time: 30 Mins

Ingredients:

  • 2 medium ripe Bartlett pears
  • 1/2 cup dry red wine or grape juice
  • 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 8 cups fresh arugula or baby spinach
  • 2 cups torn curly or Belgian endive
  • 1/4 cup crumbled blue cheese
  • 3 tablespoons chopped walnuts

Directions:

  1. Peel, core and quarter the pears. Place cut side down in an 11-in. x 7-in. baking dish. Add wine or grape juice. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 15-20 minutes or until crisp-tender. Drain, reserving 1 tablespoon liquid. Cool pears to room temperature.
  2. For dressing, in a small bowl, whisk the vinegar, sugar, oil, salt, cayenne, pepper and reserved poaching liquid. Thinly slice the pears. In a large salad bowl, combine the arugula, endive and pears. Drizzle with dressing; toss to coat. Sprinkle with blue cheese and walnuts.