Royal Riviera® Pears
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Savory Pear Panini Sandwich

October 2008
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Ingredients

Prosciutto or thinly sliced smoked ham (3 thin slices per sandwich)
Baby Spinach (1/4 cup fresh leaves per sandwich)
Royal Riviera® Pear (peeled and sliced thin - 3 slices per sandwich)
Brie (2 slices per sandwich)
Rustic Country Bread (2 slices per sandwich)
Olive Oil

Directions

Layer all ingredients on a slice of country bread starting with Prosciutto ending with the Brie and topping with bread.

Drizzle olive oil over top of sandwich and place oil side down on a pre-heated Panini press.

Drizzle the other side of the sandwich with oil and close lid and press.

Allow to toast for approximately 5 minutes or until the sandwich has light grill marks and the cheese has melted.

Slice and serve with jam such as Harry & David Oregold® Peach Butter Preserves.

Number of Servings

4

Royal Riviera® Pear Salad

October 2008
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Ingredients

1 Tbsp plus 1/2 cup olive oil
3/4 Cup diced shallots
8 slices bacon- cooked and crumbled
5 Tbsp sherry vinegar
8 cups baby salad greens
3 ripe Royal Riviera® Pears - peeled, cored and sliced
2/3 cup crumbled Feta cheese
1/3 cup chopped roasted cashew nuts

Directions

Heat 1 Tbsp of oil in sauté pan.

Add shallots and sweat until they begin to brown.

Add pre-cooked crumbled bacon, vinegar and 1/2 cup olive oil to pan to heat.

Pour dressing over mixed greens while still hot.

Top with pears, cheese and nuts and toss lightly.

Serve immediately.

Number of Servings

6

Poached Pears with Chocolate Truffle Sauce

October 2008
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Ingredients

6 ripe Royal Riviera® Pears
4 cups water
1/4 cup orange juice
1/2 cup sugar
1 10 oz jar, Harry & David Chocolate Truffle Sauce
3/4 cup chopped nuts

Directions

Pare and core pears, leaving stems intact.

Combine water, orange juice and sugar.

Bring to boil and simmer five minutes.

Add pears and poach gently 10 to 15 minutes or until tender.

Cool and top with Chocolate Truffle sauce and freshly chopped nuts to your taste.

Number of Servings

6

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