Pear & Brie Mixed Green Salad with Blackberry Spice + Sage Vinaigrette

Vinaigrette:
¼ cup Sallie’s Greatest Blackberry Spice + Sage Jam
¼ cup balsamic vinegar
¼ cup olive oil
Salt & pepper to taste

Salad:
8 oz. mixed greens
2 pears sliced thin
12 blackberries
1 6 oz. wedge of brie sliced
1/3 cup walnuts toasted
Kosher salt 


Mix jam, vinegar, oil, salt and pepper together in a jar.  Shake to mix vinaigrette. 

Place the mixed greens on 4 plates, top each with ½ sliced pear that has been salted lightly with kosher salt, sliced brie, walnuts and 3-4 blackberries.  Drizzle with vinaigrette. 

Serves 4


Blackberry Spice + Sage Pear Crisp

4-5 cups fresh pears peeled and cut into chunks
2 TBSP sugar
1/2 cup blackberries (fresh or frozen)
2/3 jar Sallie’s Greatest Blackberry Spice + Sage Jam
1 cup all-purpose flour
½ cup sugar
½ cup butter 

 





Cook pears with 2 TBSP sugar to soften and reduce liquid in pears.  Drain pears and add blackberries and Blackberry Spice + Sage Jam and mix together. Spoon into a lightly greased 8 inch dish or a 9 inch deep dish pie plate. 

Combine flour, ½ cup sugar and cut in butter with a pastry cutter until the mixture is crumbly. Sprinkle on pear blackberry mixture. Bake at 375 degrees for 35 to 40 minutes or until top is bubbly and browned.  6 to 8 servings

Note: can add ½ cup of oats and ½ cup of flour if preferred vs. 1 cup all-purpose flour 

Serve with vanilla ice cream. Delicious!

Turkey Blackberry Spice + Sage Havarti Toasted Sandwich

1 Ciabatta roll sliced in half
1 teaspoon mayonnaise
1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
3 – 4 slices of cooked turkey breast
2 Tablespoons Sallie’s Greatest Blackberry Spice + Sage Jam
1 slice Havarti cheese
1 handful arugula leaves





Spread mayonnaise on one side of bread and the mustard on the other side. Put the turkey on the mustard, top with Blackberry Spice + Sage Jam, layer Havarti cheese. Top with the bread and toast in oven for about 8-10 minutes to melt the cheese, lift top bread and add the arugula. Cut in half to serve.


Thick Cut Pork Chop with Blackberry Spice + Sage Red Wine Sauce


4 bone in thick cut pork chops (12 oz. each and about 1 ¼ inch thick)
Salt and pepper (or rub of your choice)
3 Tablespoons olive oil
1 medium onion sliced
1 cup white wine or chicken broth

Blackberry Spice + Sage Red Wine Sauce:
½ cup minced sweet onion
1 tablespoon butter
½ cup dry red wine (I used a Merlo)
¼ cup Sallie’s Greatest Blackberry Spice + Sage Jam

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Season pork chops with salt and pepper and let sit for 15 minutes. Heat a heavy skillet (cast iron works great) with the olive oil to medium high heat. Sear the chops for 7 minutes on each side. Remove chops from pan, and then add the sliced onion, sauté for 3 minutes and white wine. Put the chops back in the pan and cook 10-15 minutes longer in the oven. Cover with tin foil loosely to keep chops from drying out. Let sit for 10 minutes. 

Sauce: Sauté the onions in butter for about 10 minutes, then add the red wine, bring to a boil and let reduce by half.  Add the Blackberry Spice + Sage Jam and return to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer for 5 minutes. Plate the chops and spoon the sauce over the chops. Delicious!

NOTE: the Blackberry Spice + Sage Red Wine Sauce is also delicious served on Turkey or Chicken Breasts.