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Fresh Fall Fruit Salad with Apples, Pears, and Cranberries

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Autumn brings us a bounty of delicious fall fruits. Apples, pears, and cranberries make a wonderful combination. Both tart and sweet, this salad make a great salad to start a meal or can be used as a side dish to accompany chicken or pork.

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 15 minutes

Yield: About 2 cups

Ingredients:

  • 1 Large Apple, peeled, cored, and cut into 1/2 inch cubes
  • 1 Ripe Pear, peeled, cored, and cut into 1/2 inch cubes
  • 1/4 Cup Dried Cranberries
  • 1/4 Cup Walnuts
  • 4 Ounces Firm Blue Cheese, crumbled
  • 1/2 Red Onion, sliced thin
  • 2 Tablespoon Balsamic Vinegar
  • Salt and Freshly Ground Pepper, to taste

Preparation:

Place the walnuts on a cookie sheet and toast in a preheated oven at 350 degrees F for 3 to 5 minutes. Remove, let cool, and roughly chop.

In a large bowl, toss together all the ingredients. Serve plain or on a bed of romaine lettuce or mixed greens.

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