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Autumn Pear Salad with Pecans + Golden Raisins

Sauteed golden pears, crunchy pecans and soft golden raisins star in this simple green salad that would make a fabulous accompaniment to any fall dinner!
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 6 -8 servings


  • 3 medium golden pears or regular cored and sliced
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup
  • 5 cups chopped romaine lettuce
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans toasted
  • 1/2 cup golden raisins
  • 1/4 cup orange juice
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon balsamic vinegar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt


  • In a medium skillet over medium-high heat, saute pears in butter and syrup until just barely tender. Remove from heat and cool.
  • Meanwhile in a large bowl, toss lettuce with pecans and golden raisins. Top with cooled pears.
  • In a small bowl, whisk all dressing ingredients and pour over salad. Gently toss salad to evenly coat. Serve immediately.