Recipes and Cooking Bacon & Pear Autumn Salad 4.3 (4) Any ripe pear will work for this salad. We love Anjou, which is juicy and firm. By BHG Test Kitchen BHG Test Kitchen The Better Homes & Gardens Test Kitchen has been in continuous operation for nearly 100 years, developing and testing practical, reliable recipes that readers can enjoy at home. The Test Kitchen team includes culinary specialists, food stylists, registered and licensed nutritionists, and other experts with Bachelor of Science degrees in food science, food and nutrition, or culinary arts. Together, the team tests more than 2,500 recipes, produces more than 2,500 food images, and creates more than 1,000 food videos each year in the state-of-the-art test kitchen. Learn about BHG's Editorial Process Published on September 23, 2016 Print Rate It Share Share Tweet Pin Email Photo: Andy Lyons Total Time: 25 mins Servings: 6 Yield: 9 cups Jump to Nutrition Facts Ingredients 8 slices smoked peppered bacon 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil 2 shallots, thinly sliced Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper 2 tablespoon red wine vinegar 6 cup torn fresh kale, Swiss chard, and/or beet greens 1 cup cooked, cooled grain, such as barley or farro 2 bosc pears, cored and thinly sliced 4 ounce Gouda cheese, cubed Directions In a large skillet cook bacon until crisp; remove to paper towels to drain, reserving 1 Tbsp. drippings in skillet. Add the olive oil to skillet; add shallots and a pinch of salt. Cook over medium heat 3 to 4 minutes or until shallots are soft and golden brown, stirring occasionally. Stir in vinegar; remove from heat. Scrape up browned bits from bottom of skillet. Place greens in a large bowl. Pour warm dressing over; toss to coat. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Cut bacon into 1-inch pieces. Add bacon, grain, and pears to greens mixture; toss to coat. Top with cheese. Rate it Print Nutrition Facts (per serving) 257 Calories 14g Fat 23g Carbs 12g Protein Show Full Nutrition Label Hide Full Nutrition Label Nutrition Facts Servings Per Recipe 6 Calories 257 % Daily Value * Total Fat 14g 18% Saturated Fat 6g 30% Cholesterol 34mg 11% Sodium 421mg 18% Total Carbohydrate 23g 8% Total Sugars 8g Protein 12g Vitamin C 83.3mg 417% Calcium 245mg 19% Iron 1.7mg 9% Potassium 516mg 11% Folate, total 108.8mcg Vitamin B-12 0.4mcg Vitamin B-6 0.3mg *The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.