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Butter Lettuce and Bitter Greens With Ham, Pears and Pecorino

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“This has all the flavors & textures I love - sweet, salty, pungent, crunchy, soft... Plan to bake the pears a day ahead & chill them as the recipe calls for them resting at least 1/2 hour after baking/broiling - sooo good! Snagged from Food and Drink - a weekly guide to enjoying eating from Tribune.”

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  1. Heat oven to 400 degrees. Lay pear halves cut side up in a baking dish; drizzle with honey. Bake until pears are soft, 20-25 minutes; sprinkle with the brown sugar. Turn on the broiler; broil pears until brown sugar begins to bubble, about 2 minutes. Let stand at least 30 minutes.
  2. Whisk together the cider vinegar, olive oil, thyme, salt, black pepper and red pepper; set aside. Toss together the arugula, butter lettuce, onion and ham in a large bowl; divide mixture onto four plates. Place a pear half on side of each plate. Sprinkle with pine nuts. Drizzle each plate with dressing; top with pecorino shavings.

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