Wilted Greens with Pinot Noir Pears

Prep time: 10 minutes.
Cook time: 25 minutes.

 

Ingredients:

  • 2 strips bacon
  • 2 pears, cored and cut into wedges
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 teaspoon sherry vinegar
  • 1/2 cup Mirassou California Pinot Noir
  • 6 cups chopped greens such as red Swiss chard
  • Salt and freshly ground pepper to taste
  • 1/2 cup crumbled blue cheese

 

Cooking Directions:

Cook bacon in a large skillet over medium heat until crisp. Remove from skillet and drain all but 1 tablespoon fat. Add pears, honey and vinegar; cook for 5 minutes or until lightly browned. Stir in wine; cook until wine is absorbed by pears. Stir in chard; cook and stir until they are just barely wilted. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Transfer to plates and top with crumbled bacon and blue cheese.

 

Makes 4 servings.

 

Pairing Suggestion: Pairs with California Pinot Noir Wine