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Red Wine and Balsamic Roasted Pears with a Blue Cheese, Rocket and Walnut Salad


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  • Serves: 4 |
    4 servings
  • Difficulty:

  • Prep Time : 10 mins |
  • Cook Time : 35 mins
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Roasted pears

  • 2 Tbsp (30 ml) butter
  • 2 pears, peeled, halved lengthwise and cored
  • 3 Tbsp (45 ml) red wine
  • 3 Tbsp (45 ml) balsamic vinegar
  • 1 Tbsp (15 ml) sugar


  • 1 packet (100 g) rocket
  • a handful of roasted walnuts (about 50 g)
  • 100 g blue cheese, crumbled
  • milled black pepper to taste

Preheat the oven to 200 °C.

Roasted pears

Melt the butter in an ovenproof dish (large enough to fit the pears in a single layer) for about 3 minutes. Arrange the pears, cut-side down, in dish with the melted butter. Baste the pears with the butter and roast for 20 minutes. Pour over the wine, vinegar and sugar and roast the pears for a further 10 minutes.


Divide the rocket, walnuts and blue cheese on four plates. Place a pear half on top of the salad, drizzle with the cooking liquid and sprinkle with some freshly milled black pepper.

Serve immediately with crusty bread.