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Roasted Pear Salad with Chèvre and Fig Vinaigrette

This easy, elegant fall salad can be served as a light supper.



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4 Bosc, Comice, Concorde, or Bartlett pears, halved and cored
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8 tsp. plus 2 Tbs. fig jam, divided
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5 oz. soft goat cheese, cut into 8 slices
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1 Tbs. olive oil, plus more for drizzling, divided
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2 Tbs. lemon juice
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¼ tsp. Dijon mustard
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4 cups watercress or baby arugula
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½ small red onion, thinly sliced (½ cup)
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¼ cup chopped toasted walnuts or pecans


1. Preheat oven to 325°F. Place pear halves cut-side up in 2 large baking dishes.

2. Spoon 1 tsp. jam in center of each pear half. Top with goat cheese rounds, and lightly drizzle with oil. Bake pears 30 minutes, or until cheese begins to brown.

3. Whisk together remaining 2 Tbs. fig jam, lemon juice, and mustard in bowl. Whisk in 1 Tbs. olive oil.

4. Divide watercress among 8 serving plates. Sprinkle with onion and walnuts. Top each with pear half, and drizzle with dressing.

Nutrition Information: 

5 g
Total Fat: 
8 g
Saturated Fat: 
3 g
23 g
8 mg
82 mg
3 g
16 g
Serves 8

Comments on this Recipe

This is one of my favorite recipes and Fall is the perfect time to make it! Also works with orange marmalade if it's tough to find fig jam.

I made this with Bartlett pears and romaine lettuce and it was delicious! I made pear slabs to increase the cheese:pear ratio. Pecans were a wonderful savory crunch in a pretty sweet dish.

A simply fabulous, restaurant quality, EASY recipe. We loved it!

Ridiculously super easy and literally only took an 1/2 hr to make! Had such nice favors but a bit sweet. Will definitely be making again though!

Lovely salad and super-easy to make. I might use 1/4 of a pear instead of a half next time, though, as pairing this dish with a main means it's almost too much food.

This time of year the bosc pears are lqarge and good looking. I have six, I love the taste of bosc pears in winter. I needed a recipe, thank you so much.

This is the best salad I've ever had! My only change was using spinach but stuck to the rest of the recipe and it's just perfect. It is also very filling, anything more than half a pear would be too much, even for a meal.

This recipe is so good. You can find fig jam at whole foods. Also you can omit onions!

This is a great salad for a holiday lunch. Very festive and delicious. Easy and quick to make, but tastes gourmet.

Excellent fall salad :-) thank you !! Alex (France)

We loved this salad!!

try this salad