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!