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Ontario Bartlett Pear is grated and tossed in lemon juice, accompanied by blue cheese and candied pecans over arugula. Served in four small bowls or in a fresh hollowed out pear, and drizzled with citrus vinaigrette.

INGREDIENTS

  cup granulated sugar
 ½ cup pecans
 1 tsp water
 3 tbsp vegetable oil
 1 tbsp white wine vinegar
 1 tbsp lemon juice
  tsp prepared mustard
 Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
 4 cups baby arugula
 3 Ontario Bartlett pears, grated
 5 oz Roquefort blue cheese, crumbled

DIRECTIONS

1

In a small saucepan over high heat, stir 1/4 (60 mL) cup of sugar together with the pecans and water. Continue stirring gently until sugar has caramelized the pecans, around 1 minute. Carefully transfer nuts onto parchment paper, allow to cool.

2

For the dressing, blend oil, vinegar, lemon juice, mustard, 1 tbsp (15 mL) sugar, salt and pepper until combined.

3

In 4 separate small bowls, layer arugula, pears and blue cheese. Pour dressing over salad, sprinkle with pecans, and serve.

Tip
4

Toss grated pear in 1/2 tsp of lemon juice to prevent browning. For presentation, serve salad in a fresh hollowed out pear.

Ingredients

  cup granulated sugar
 ½ cup pecans
 1 tsp water
 3 tbsp vegetable oil
 1 tbsp white wine vinegar
 1 tbsp lemon juice
  tsp prepared mustard
 Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
 4 cups baby arugula
 3 Ontario Bartlett pears, grated
 5 oz Roquefort blue cheese, crumbled

Directions

1

In a small saucepan over high heat, stir 1/4 (60 mL) cup of sugar together with the pecans and water. Continue stirring gently until sugar has caramelized the pecans, around 1 minute. Carefully transfer nuts onto parchment paper, allow to cool.

2

For the dressing, blend oil, vinegar, lemon juice, mustard, 1 tbsp (15 mL) sugar, salt and pepper until combined.

3

In 4 separate small bowls, layer arugula, pears and blue cheese. Pour dressing over salad, sprinkle with pecans, and serve.

Tip
4

Toss grated pear in 1/2 tsp of lemon juice to prevent browning. For presentation, serve salad in a fresh hollowed out pear.

Ontario Pear, Blue Cheese and Candied Pecan Salad