Apple Gorgonzola Spinach Salad with Pear Vinaigrette

Apple Gorgonzola Salad is a simple salad inspired by the restaurant Buca di Beppo however I substitute spinach for romaine lettuce and the type of vinaigrette used. It is a wonderfully sweet and savory salad to enjoy!

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Apple Gorgonzola Spinach Salad with Pear Vinaigrette
Prep Time 15 Minutes
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Ingredients
Salad
Pear Vinegrette
Prep Time 15 Minutes
Servings
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Ingredients
Salad
Pear Vinegrette
Instructions
Salad
  1. Remove core, slice and chop apple. Wash the spinach if not pre-washed and crumble cheese if needed.
  2. Once everything is ready, mix vinaigrette into lettuce.
  3. Add chopped apples, 3/4 of the walnuts and 3/4 of the Gorgonzola cheese. Toss well. Plate and garnish with remaining walnuts, cranberries, apples and cheese. Serve immediately.
  4. Serve immediately.
Pear Vinegrette
  1. Blend the pear, white wine, garlic, Dijon mustard, white balsamic vinegar, black pepper, and sea salt in a blender until well combined then add the olive oil into the mixture while continuing to blend until the salad dressing is thick and creamy.
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Dutch Apple Pomegranate Pie

Embrace apple and pomegranate season and bake up this tart spin on a classic crumble-topped apple pie today.

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Dutch Apple Pomegranate Pie
Prep Time 60 Minutes
Cook Time 45-55 Minutes
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Ingredients
Crust
Filling
Topping
Prep Time 60 Minutes
Cook Time 45-55 Minutes
Servings
Servings
Ingredients
Crust
Filling
Topping
Instructions
Crust
  1. In a large bowl, combine flour and salt. Cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Stir in water, a tablespoon at a time, until mixture forms a ball. Wrap in plastic and refrigerate for 4 hours or overnight.
  2. Take the ball and wrap in plastic and refrigerate for 4 hours or overnight.
  3. Roll dough out to fit a 9 inch pie plate. Place crust in pie plate.
  4. Press the dough evenly into the bottom and sides of the pie plate.
Filling
  1. Heat oven to 400°F.
  2. In large bowl, gently mix the Filling ingredients.
  3. Pour into pie plate, mounding apples toward center.
Topping
  1. In medium bowl use your fingers to mix butter, flour, oats and the brown sugar until a crumb forms.
  2. Sprinkle evenly over top of pie.
  3. Sprinkle 1 tablespoon granulated sugar on top.
  4. Bake 45 to 55 minutes or until pie crust and crumb topping are deep golden brown and filling begins to bubble.
  5. Transfer to cooling rack to cool.
  6. Serve warm or at room temperature with warm vanilla bean ice cream!
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Apple Blackberry Almond Crisp

This delicious and gorgeous apple dessert was a hit!!! Atop the apple-blackberry mixture was a crisp almond topping that is made with flour, brown sugar, honey roasted sliced almonds, and butter.

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Apple Blackberry Almond Crisp
Prep Time 15 Minutes
Cook Time 45 Minutes
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Ingredients
Topping
Prep Time 15 Minutes
Cook Time 45 Minutes
Servings
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Ingredients
Topping
Instructions
  1. Pre-heat an oven to 350F. Butter a large baking dish (approximately 8 x 8 or use an unbuttered tart dish).
  2. In a large bowl, combine the apples, blackberries, lemon zest, lemon juice, brown sugar, cornstarch, and cinnamon. Stir well to combine.
  3. Pour into prepared baking dish.
  4. In another bowl combine the flour, brown sugar, butter, almonds and pinch of salt. Using your hands mix well making sure the butter is incorporated until mixture is nice and crumbly.
  5. Spread the topping over the apple and blackberry mixture and bake for 45 – 50 minutes or until the apples are tender and the fruit juices in the crisp are bubbling around the edges.
  6. Transfer the baking dish to a wire rack and cool for 10 to 15 minutes. Serve warm with a scoop of vanilla bean ice cream.
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