Recipe Box, Maple Bacon Wrapped Pear Salad

Pears and bacon make the perfect couple!

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Wrapping pear slices with bacon and roasting them, takes this couple to celebrity status!

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It only takes a minute to wrap each pear slice in 1/3 piece of bacon and lay them on a rack over a shallow pan

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Bake at 400, 30-40 minutes or until bacon is done

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Saute pecan pieces and walnuts in a skillet with butter, brown sugar and salt

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Once the nuts are caramelized, transfer them to a piece of wax paper to cool

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Toss greens and nuts with your favorite vinaigrette, I recommend  Mustard and Maple Dressing

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and top with warm bacon wrapped pear slices

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Heaven!

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Add bleu cheese crumbles for even more flavor!

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Bacon Wrapped Pear Salad

Bacon wrapped roasted pears make this salad mouthwatering
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 40 mins
Course Appetizer, Main Course, Salad
Servings 4

Ingredients
  

Salad

  • 2 ripe pears
  • 5 slices Maple bacon or regular bacon
  • 8 cups salad greens or enough for 4 people [ I used fresh spinach and a spring green mix]
  • 1/2 cup pecan pieces
  • 1/2 cup walnut pieces
  • 1 T butter
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 tsp salt
  • bleu cheese [optional]
  • vinaigrette*

Mustard & Maple Dressing

  • 1 Tbsp dijon or honey mustard
  • 1 Tbsp real maple syrup
  • 1 tsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • salt and pepper to taste

Instructions
 

Salad

  • Line a baking sheet with foil and top with a baking rack. Spray rack with cooking oil spray.
  • Cut each pear into about 8 wedges or pieces. Cut bacon into 1/3s and wrap each pear wedge with a piece of bacon and place on baking rack seam side down.
  • While pears are roasting, Melt butter in a medium skillet. Add nuts and sprinkle with sugar and salt. Cook over medium, stirring, until nuts just start to caramelize, being careful not to burn.
  • Transfer nuts to a sheet of wax paper to cool and set.
  • Roast pears at 400 for 30-40 minutes until bacon is cooked through
  • When pears and bacon are done, toss greens with vinaigrette and nuts and top with 3-4 bacon wrapped pears. Sprinkle with bleu cheese if desired.

Mustard Maple Dressing

  • In a small jar, mix Dijon, maple syrup, vinegar, olive oil, and salt and pepper. Put the lid on the jar and shake well to mix.
  • Store in refrigerator.  Let dressing sit out before using if necessary to mix after chilling.

This easy salad will have you out of the kitchen fast and you of course will be a rock star!

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Comments
13 Responses to “Recipe Box, Maple Bacon Wrapped Pear Salad”
  1. Happier Than A Pig In Mud says:

    Very fancy! This salad looks amazing:@)

  2. Liz Mackie says:

    Nice recipe. Thanks so much. Have a Fun Day!

    From: the Painted Apron >To: lizzm@att.net >Sent: Thursday, April 10, 2014 3:01 AM >Subject: [New post] Recipe Box, Maple Bacon Wrapped Pear Salad > >the Painted Apron posted: “Pears and bacon make the perfect couple! Wrapping pear slices with bacon and roasting them, takes this couple to celebrity status! It only takes a minute to wrap each pear slice in 1/3 piece of bacon and lay them on a rack over a shallow pan” >

  3. Emily says:

    Oh my goodness, this looks fabulous and delicious. Perfect for a weekend brunch. Just in time for Easter weekend. Thanks Jenna………..

  4. Another delicious recipe, Jenna! Absolutely wonderful!

  5. Sally Clem says:

    Wow! My mouth is watering!

  6. Karen says:

    Love your salad! This will be a keeper because this fall when I’m picking pears in our orchard, I’ll know exactly what to do with some of them.

  7. Mary says:

    Pears, pecans and blue cheese are one of favorite combos in a salad Jenna! The addition of the bacon and mustard & maple dressing takes it over the top 🙂

  8. Miz Helen says:

    Hi Jenna,
    What a great idea to wrap that bacon around the pear, that will be out of this world. I can’t wait to try this salad with the pecans and blue cheese complementing the bacon wrapped pears. Hope you have a very special weekend and thanks so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

  9. Andi Morris says:

    I love pears, and anything is delicious when it’s wrapped in bacon! This is such a great combination!

  10. Miz Helen says:

    Congratulations!
    Your recipe is featured at Full Plate Thursday. Hope you have a great week and enjoy your new Red Plate!
    Miz Helen

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