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Prep Time: 15 min(s)
Cook Time: 40 min(s)
Recipe Type: Public
Optional: Drizzle desired amt. of Marzetti Chunkly Blue Cheese Dressing over salad.
Posted By: mamakjking
Posted On: Aug 19, 2012
Number of Servings:
- 1 cups - Marzetti Light Balsamic Vinaigrette Dressing Divided use
- 1/3 cups - Brown sugar
- 1/4 cups - Chopped pecans
- 4 ounces - Blue cheese
- 1/4 cups - Dried cherries Finely chopped
- 3 whole - Firm Pears
- 2 tablespoons - Fresh lemon juice
- 8 ounces - Butter lettuce
Preheat oven to 375.
DRESSING: Mix 3/4 C Marzetti Light Balsamic Vinaigrette Dressing and sugar in a sauce pan. Cook over low heat until the sugar is dissolved. Set aside.
STUFFING: Place pecans in skillet; toast over med. heat, watching carefully. Set aside. Mix cherries w/ toasted pecans and blue cheese. Set aside.
PEARS: Slice pears in half lengthwise & remove cores to create a hole for filling. Trim a slice from bottom of each pear half to allow them to sit upright in baking dish. Place pears - hole side up - in baking dish; sprinkle w/ lemon juice. Spoon filling into center of pears. Sprinkle 1 T of Marzetti Dressing over each pear and pour remaining dressing around pears. Bake uncovered until tender, about 30 min., basting 3 or 4 times during baking time.
TO ASSEMBLE: Clean and tear lettuce into bite-sized pieces; toss w/ remaining Marzetti dressing. Arrange lettuce on salad plates; place a pear in center of each plate, spoon pan drippings over top of each pear.