Roasted Pear Salad

I was in the produce department and picked up a few Bosc pears, baby spinach, and goat cheese. I then thought I would create a roasted pear salad. I have baked pears previously, however this time I thought a salad with a warm pear would be delicious. I am writing this the morning after I served this salad, it was so good, I don’t want to forget how I made this salad. The goat cheese melts on the warm pear and the result is wonderful.

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Roasted Pear Salad
Serves 4
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Ingredients
  1. 2 Bosc pears
  2. 1 tablespoon honey
  3. 1 teaspoon bourbon (optional)
  4. 2 tablespoons butter, melted
  5. 1/8 -1/4 teaspoon roasted red pepper flakes (add amount according to your preference)
  6. 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  7. fresh baby spinach
  8. Goat cheese crumbles
  9. Dried cranberries
  10. Maple dressing
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 400
  2. Cut pears in 1/2 and remove core. Place flat side up in a baking dish. Mix honey and bourbon together and drizzle over pears. Drizzle butter and sprinkle with red pepper and cinnamon. Bake 15 minutes, turn pears over and bake and additional 5 minutes.
  3. Prepare salad plates. On plates put a layer of spinach leaves. Top with warm pear, goat cheese crumbles and dried cranberries. Drizzle with maple dressing. Salt and pepper, if desired.
Notes
  1. Maple dressing
  2. 1 tablespoon pure maple syrup
  3. 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  4. 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
  5. 1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
  6. Salt and pepper
  7. Mix well.
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