This is a great recipe for pears and wow, do we have some incredibly delicious, crispy ones! My friend, Alta, sent us a whole big box of Harry and David Pears and they are outrageously good. Whether eating them just as they are, poached, or as the main ingredient of a salad, these sweet delights are one of our very favorite fruits.
Normally I fix a pear salad with a bed of fresh spinach with a nice homemade vinaigrette. However, this time I started out thinking about my apple salad and decided to use a few of our pears instead. The pears are better for this dish a little more on the “green” side rather than ripe. What a nice refreshing side dish! Hope you like it, too.
3 Pears, cut into 1″ pieces
1/4 cup mixed Dried Fruit, such as raisins, currants, cherries
1/8 cup sliced Almonds, toasted
1 stalk of Celery, split and chopped into 1/4″ pieces
1/4 cup Mayonnaise
1 tsp Sugar (optional)
1 tsp White Balsamic Vinegar
1/8 tsp fresh cracked Black Pepper
Pinch of kosher salt
Combine pears, dried fruit, almonds and celery in a medium sized bowl. In another bowl, add ingredients for dressing and whisk smooth. Pour over fruit and stir gently until all ingredients are completely incorporated. Chill for about an hour before serving.
“There are only ten minutes in the life of a pear when it is perfect to eat.”
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Find your perfect “10″ and make this salad!
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