Mulled pear salad with blue cheese dressing

4 servings
10 min
20 min
Very Easy
The combination of flavors in this salad is wonderful.


Number of serving: 4
1 tablespoons red wine vinegar

1/4 cup walnut oil

2/3 cup creme fraiche

7 oz Gorgonzola cheese

4 cups baby salad greens

1 cup toasted walnuts, chopped

Mulled Pears

6 small pears, quartered, cored

1 1/4 cup fruity wine, such as Merlot

1 1/4 cup water

1/3 cup sugar

2 teaspoons vanilla

1 cinnamon stick

4 whole cloves


  • Place pears (snugly) in a pan. Pour wine, sugar, vanilla, spices and water over the pears.
  • Cover the surface with a sheet of parchment. Bring to a simmer over medium-high hear, then cook for 10-15 minutes until tender.
  • Remove pears from liquid and set aside. Simmer liquid until reduced by half.
  • Pour the liquid over the pears and allow them to steep until ready to be served. Whisk vinegar, oil and 2-3 tablespoons wine mixture in a bowl. Season, then set the vinaigrette aside.
  • For Gorgonzola dressing, warm the creme fraiche and half the Gorgonzola in a small pan over low hear for 2-3 minutes, stirring until smooth.
  • Toss leaves and walnuts with vinaigrette, then divide among plates. Top with pears, crumble remaining blue cheese over the top. Serve with warm blue cheese dressing in small individual containers to pour at the table.


Mulled Pear Salad with Blue Cheese Dressing, photo 1
Mulled Pear Salad with Blue Cheese Dressing, photo 2


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