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Pear Salad with Raspberry Cream

No recipe image available.An elegant first course salad composed of sliced pears arranged on a bed of lettuce, topped with a raspberry cream dressing, bacon crumbles, Parmesan cheese and fresh raspberries.

Recipe Ingredients:

3/4 cup sour cream
1/4 cup raspberry preserves
3 tablespoons white wine vinegar
1/8 teaspoon Dijon mustard
4 firm, ripe pears
2 tablespoons lemon juice
1 head Bibb lettuce, torn
1 small head romaine lettuce, torn
1/2 cup freshly shredded Parmesan cheese
6 slices smoked bacon, cooked and crumbled
1/2 cup fresh raspberries

Cooking Directions:

  1. Whisk together first 4 ingredients. Set dressing aside.
  2. Peel pears, if desired; quarter pears. Brush with lemon juice.
  3. Arrange lettuce on 4 plates. Arrange pear quarters over lettuce. Drizzle with dressing; sprinkle with cheese, bacon, and raspberries.

Makes 4 servings.