I made this salad for a Christmas party and it was the hit of the evening. Everyone loved it, even the self-proclaimed "salad haters." I followed the recipe for the dressing exactly, but I found that I did not need to use it all. I used about 2/3 of it, and I think more would have been overkill. For the salad itself, I took the suggestions of other reviewers and did not peel either the apple or the pear. I tossed them in a bit of the dressing, and they did not discolor at all. For presentation, I used a large shallow bowl, layered the romaine, cranberries, cheese, and nuts, then arranged the diced apple and pear around the edges. It looked spectacular, and then I tossed it all together at the table. There was one tiny bit of lettuce left in the bowl at the end of the evening. I will definitely make this recipe again and again. It looks hard, but it is really pretty easy. Thanks for a great recipe!
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I made this salad for a Christmas party and it was the hit of the evening. Everyone loved it,...