Roasted Pear & Apple Salad

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Ingredients:

1 sweet apple, such as Honey Crisp, Gala, etc.
1 tart apple, such as Granny Smith
1 Bosc pear
1 Asian pear or Bartlett
1 T. each kosher salt & black pepper
1/2 c. thinly sliced red onion
1/2 c. walnut pcs., lightly toasted & salted
4 oz. goat cheese, bleu cheese or parmesan
1/4 c. olive oil

Dressing:
4-5 dried figs, or about 2 oz. fig paste (found in cheese dept. of store)
1/2 c. orange juice
1 tsp. Dijon mustard
1/4 c. balsamic vinegar
3/4 cup (plus or minus) olive oil
kosher salt & black pepper to taste

Directions:

Combine all dressing ingredients--except olive oil--in blender or food processor. Mix for 45 seconds to 1 minute, until you have a well-mixed paste. With machine running slowly add olive oil. Season to taste with salt & pepper.

Cut fruit in half lengthwise. With a spoon or melon baller remove core. Cut fruit into wedges, place in mixing bowl. Pour 1/4 c. olive oil over fruit, season with salt & pepper. Roast in oven at 375 degrees for 8-10 minutes, until fruit is just soft and lightly brown. Serve over favorite greens, top with goat cheese, red onion and nuts. Drizzle dressing over salad and serve with crostini. Serves 4.

Presented by: The Grill At Highlands Row

Date Aired: February 06, 2013

The Grill At Highlands Row

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